13 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

13 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Inari
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
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Inari

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Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Skolt Sami Heritage House in Sevettijarvi--about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inari tour planner.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Inari hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lookout
Otsamo Fell
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Saariselka

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Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kids will enjoy Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Angry Birds Activity Park. Step out of Saariselka to go to Kittila and see Taatsin seita, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka tour builder website.

Drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Arktikum. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

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Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours
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Must see
Arktikum
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