8 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Arktikum. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey builder tool.

Bilbao, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bilbao to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bilbao in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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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.
Attractions like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Angry Birds Activity Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Saariselka is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

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
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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