8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online route builder.

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Saariselka: temperatures range from -7°C by day to -17°C at night. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi planning tool.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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