7 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner.

Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then tour along fresh powder with Ivalo Safaris. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip planning app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, plan for little chillier nights in Saariselka, with lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

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