9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Feelapland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi City Library. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Sampo Icebreaker in Kemi--about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route app.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sampo Icebreaker
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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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.
Kids will enjoy Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Saariselka Bowling. Explore hidden gems such as Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Saariselka tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Saariselka, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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