7 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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7 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Rovaniemi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and see Santa Claus Office.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary website .

Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You've now added Ivalo Safaris to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then get interesting insight from Ivalo Safaris. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka attractions planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Saariselka is slightly colder at night with lows of -17°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Ivalo Safaris
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Ivalo Safaris ©
Ivalo Safaris
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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