5 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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5 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Pori
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
1
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Pori

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inari online road trip planner .

Pori to Inari is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Pori in December, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Tours
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saariselka journey maker tool .

Getting from Inari to Saariselka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Thu), find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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