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 LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. You'll explore and learn at Christmas House Santa and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Tornio Church (in Tornio) and Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, 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 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a 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 °C and lows are around °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

Tornio, Sodankyla, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Kemi Church, 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 Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Angry Birds Activity Park (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, surround yourself with nature on Angeli Reindeer Farm, and tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Inari, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

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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