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
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
End: Pori

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inari tour itinerary builder website .

Pori to Inari is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pori in December, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around -7°C and lows about -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 5th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka holiday maker website .

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Fri), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For where to stay, reviews, 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. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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