9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h
End: London

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and Feelapland. Step off the beaten path and head to Sampo Icebreaker and Syvasenvaara Fell. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Sampo Icebreaker
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Siida in Inari, about 1h 05 min away.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -17°C in Saariselka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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