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
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Edinburgh

3
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.
Visiting Korkeasaari Zoo and Aurinkolahti Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Helsinki. Traveling from Edinburgh in February, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail and then head outdoors with Lake Inari.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Inari at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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