6 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Edinburgh

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation website .

Edinburgh, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 24th (Sun), hike along Juutua Nature Trail, then head outdoors with Lake Inari, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary site .

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner .

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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