13 days in Rovaniemi, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Rovaniemi, Ivalo & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Ivalo
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Madrid, Spain 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 Madrid to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in November, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ivalo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Ivalo

Ivalo ©
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): trek along Juutua Nature Trail and then head outdoors with Lake Inari.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ivalo route planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Ivalo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Ivalo sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach will get you outdoors. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Ivalo to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ivalo in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church