8 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to German Soldier s Cemetery and Korouoma Canyon. Bring the kids along to Arktikum and Snowman World Igloo Hotel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and get curious at Science Centre Pilke.

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In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park and then stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Theme Parks
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