6 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
1
Inari
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): head outdoors with Lake Inari and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Inari is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in February, things will get much colder in Inari: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

2
nights
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): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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