11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
2
Inari
— 5 nights

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. You'll explore and learn at Christmas House Santa and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Tornio Church). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route maker site.

Bordeaux, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bordeaux to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bordeaux in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Tornio, Kemi Church, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Maupertuis Memorial
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Angry Birds Activity Park (in Saariselka). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and get a dose of the wild on Angeli Reindeer Farm.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Inari dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

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