3 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Saariselka Itinerary

3 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Saariselka Itinerary

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Start: Oulu
Train:  2 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
End: Oulu

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Oulu to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Oulu - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): head outdoors with Lake Inari, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Inari sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car 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
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 18th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner.

Drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Saariselka sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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