11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Inari
— 5 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. Get some historical perspective at Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla), Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Bordeaux, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bordeaux to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bordeaux in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tornio Church, Church of Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Maupertuis Memorial, Kemi Church
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Kids will appreciate attractions like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Taatsin seita. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Angry Birds Activity Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Inari is slightly colder at night with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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