13 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

13 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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13 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
End: Helsinki

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Change things up with a short trip to Skolt Sami Heritage House in Sevettijarvi (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip app .

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect nights in Inari to be cooler, around -17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -7°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Skolt Sami Heritage House
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Change things up with a short trip to Taatsin seita in Kittila (about 1h 30 min away). On the 19th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Saariselka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

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Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village