6 days in Saariselka, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Saariselka, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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6 days in Saariselka, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  31​h
1
Saariselka
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka tour itinerary planner .

Perth, Australia to Saariselka is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Saariselka due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in Saariselka reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 2nd (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Mon), snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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