10 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

10 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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10 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
End: Rovaniemi

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Tornion vesitorni) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

In October, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tornio, Kemi Church, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 8th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore and take pictures at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 10th (Thu), get outside with Lake Inari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Tuula's Reindeer, explore and take pictures at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then make a trip to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari holiday site .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Inari

Theme Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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