13 days in Rovaniemi, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Rovaniemi, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Rovaniemi, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

Madrid
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Ivalo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Madrid

4
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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. Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Safaris. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool .

Madrid, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ivalo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Nature

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Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
SantaPark ©
SantaPark

2
days
Ivalo

Ivalo ©
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): trek along Juutua Nature Trail and then get outside with Lake Inari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ivalo online route planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Ivalo takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ivalo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ivalo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

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Inari
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

6
days
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Ivalo to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ivalo in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Nuuksio National Park
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
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Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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