43 days in Rovaniemi & Kuopio Itinerary

43 days in Rovaniemi & Kuopio Itinerary

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Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Let the collections at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre capture your imagination. Visiting Safaris and Tatuka Reindeerfarm will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Tornio Church, &more), Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), Sampo Icebreaker, &more) and Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 30th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Kuopio to Rovaniemi is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kuopio in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tornio, Kemi, Pello, Sodankyla, Luosto
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Arktikum ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park


Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Head to Kuokkalan kartano and Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market)for plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at St. Nikolaos Cathedral and St. George Church. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Jyvaskyla (Finnish Air Force Museum, Kuokkalan silta, &more), Heinavesi (Lintula Convent, New Valamo Monastery, &more) and Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka, see the interesting displays at Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo, view the masterpieces at G12 Galleria, and buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio route builder site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuopio by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Kuopio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Joensuu, Jyvaskyla, Heinavesi, Rautavaara
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill