14 days in Kilpisjarvi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

14 days in Kilpisjarvi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Kilpisjarvi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 10 nights
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Kilpisjarvi

Step out of Kilpisjarvi with an excursion to Jarama WWII Fortification Camp in Karesuvanto--about 1h 30 min away.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kilpisjarvi road trip planner.

Helsinki to Kilpisjarvi is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Helsinki to Kilpisjarvi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Kilpisjarvi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 0°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Kukkolankoski (in Kukkola), Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips