7 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland planner

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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, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online vacation planner.

In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
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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.
On the 25th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then get a taste of local nightlife at Ivalo Safaris. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

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