11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
2
Inari
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Bordeaux

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Museum - Gallery Alariestofor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and see Santa Claus Office.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online vacation planner .

Bordeaux, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bordeaux in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tornio, Sodankyla, Kemi Church, Maupertuis Memorial, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Taatsin seita (in Kittila), Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort & Hippupuoti Gift Shop). The adventure continues: get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Inari trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Inari when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Taatsin seita, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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