15 days in Helsinki Region, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Inari
— 4 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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 Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). 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. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Discover out-of-the-way places like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Gold Prospector Museum. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop & Hippupuoti Gift Shop). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari attractions tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Inari, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto, approximately Luosto away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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