8 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Dublin

2
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: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site .

Dublin, Ireland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus, car, ferry, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dublin in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Siida & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). On the 12th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, Saariselka is a bit cooler at night with lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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