15 days in Helsinki Region, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Porvoo Old Town and The National Museum of Finland. Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time 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
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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 Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop & Hippupuoti Gift Shop) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, and explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inari tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Inari are little chillier (-7°C), and nights are colder (-17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Winter Sports Outdoors 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
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rovaniemi Church and Lordi's Square. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto, approximately Luosto away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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