8 days in Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get a sense of the local culture at Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Otsamo Fell about 1h 05 min away.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka tour planning website .

Rovaniemi to Saariselka is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida ©
Siida
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Auttikongas will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Lordi's Square, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip site .

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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