3 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Saariselka Itinerary

3 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Saariselka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Oulu
Train:  2 h 30 min
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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 get interesting insight from Feelapland.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Oulu to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Oulu in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough 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. On the 17th (Sat), get outside with Lake Inari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Inari road trip planning app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. November in Inari sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

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