8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  13​h
1
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida, & more).

Discover how to plan a Saariselka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Saariselka, with highs around -7°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -17°C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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 20th (Thu): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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