7 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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7 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  11​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Madrid

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland. On your second day here, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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Madrid, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in November, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Husky & Co. On the 27th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, take a memorable tour with Husky & Co, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Action Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
On the 28th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

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Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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