43 days in Rovaniemi & Kuopio Itinerary

43 days in Rovaniemi & Kuopio Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 19 nights
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Kuopio
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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 Museum - Gallery Alariesto capture your imagination. Visiting Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla), Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio) 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. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, see Santa Claus Office, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app.

Kuopio to Rovaniemi is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kuopio in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off 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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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Head to Kuokkalan kartano and G12 Galleriafor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at St. Nikolaos Cathedral and Kuopion Korttelimuseo. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Jyvaskyla (Finnish Air Force Museum, Kuokkalan silta, &more), Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more) and Heinavesi (Lintula Convent, New Valamo Monastery, &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, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral.

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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