8 days in Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Tuula's Reindeer, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more) and Taatsin seita (in Kittila). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka online sightseeing planner.

In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum, Taatsin seita
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Tue), revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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