Lapland's Natural Winter Wonderland

Lapland's Natural Winter Wonderland

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Lapland's Natural Winter Wonderland

Start: Rovaniemi
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
End: Saariselka

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've added Santa Claus Office, Santa Claus Village, Ranua Zoo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning site .

In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. On the 31st (Thu), you'll travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari, about 1 hour away.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Saariselka, with lows around -17°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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