16 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
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.
Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning app.

Taipei, Taiwan to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Taipei in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ylitornio and see Tatuka Reindeerfarm, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Urho Kekkonen National Park, &more). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inari travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Inari dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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