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
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Rovaniemi

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool .

In November, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Sampo Icebreaker, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 2nd (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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