19 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

19 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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19 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
Drive:  4​h
1
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 14 nights
End: Rovaniemi

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then get outside with Lake Inari, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Otsamo Fell and then examine the collection at Siida.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Inari online trip itinerary maker .

Rovaniemi to Inari is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 4th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park and then have fun at Action Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

14
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Korouoma Canyon and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla, Luosto, & more), Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio) and Luosto (Amethyst Mine Lapland & Kopara Reindeer Park). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kemi, Sodankyla, Pello, Tornio, Luosto
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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