43 days in Rovaniemi & Kuopio Itinerary

43 days in Rovaniemi & Kuopio Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Kuopio
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Let the collections at Arktikum and Christmas House Santa capture your imagination. Visiting Safaris and Kopara Reindeer Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio), Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla) and Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Tornio Church, &more). 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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and visit Sampo Icebreaker.

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 -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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Kuopio

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 Lutheran Cathedral. 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. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka, take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuopio sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kuopio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill