15 days in Helsinki Region, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki Region, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation maker tool .

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, & more).

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip builder site .

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. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for slightly colder days in Inari, with highs around -7°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car 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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like SantaPark and Lappi Areena. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Luosto to see Amethyst Mine Lapland about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and experience the excitement of Feelapland.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games, #Trails

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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