15 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

6
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Spas & Wellness. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Siida and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Action Park, Saariselka Bowling, & more).

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at SantaPark and Safaris. Change things up with a short trip to Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, stop by LAURI, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey app .

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Tatuka Palvelut
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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