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Rovaniemi to Sallatunturi February 2022

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Rovaniemi to Sallatunturi February 2022

Hi, we are planning to travel to Rovaniemi via the night train from Helsinki and need to make our way to Sallatunturi for a 6 night stay before returning to Rovaniemi. There will 9 people in total (adults and children). Public transport options seem limited to Sallatunturi. Can you advise of any companies that will do a private minibus transfer for 9 people? Or any other suggestions? Is it advisable to rent a car? Looking at Salla's website they seem to encourage taking public transport.

If we rent a car, are there any sightseeing destinations between Rovaniemi and Sallatunturi?

Thanks in advance!

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Oulu, Finland
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1. Re: Rovaniemi to Sallatunturi February 2022

Having a car helps, if you are self-catering. You can't e.g. buy groceries in Sallatunturi.

The Santa's Village on the Arctic Circle is near the airport in Rovaniemi. The drive to Salla isn't particularly scenic. I do enjoy driving through the city of Kemijärvi in the summer. The lake views are very impressive, but it's probably frozen in the winter.

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2. Re: Rovaniemi to Sallatunturi February 2022

Kasasagi, thanks for the information! I have seen pictures of Kemijarvi, what a beautiful place. We will consider renting a car based on your review.

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