8 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Saariselka, with lows around -15°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Siida
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida ©
Siida

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