10 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

10 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 5 nights

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Angry Birds Activity Park (in Saariselka). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Inari day trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -20°C in Inari. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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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