8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Gold Prospector Museum and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Church of Sodankyla in Sodankyla--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka online route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Saariselka is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Saariselka is minus 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Saariselka at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Church of Sodankyla, Gold Prospector Museum
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ranua Zoo, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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