6 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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6 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 2 nights
End: Rovaniemi

3
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Maupertuis Memorial. Visit Rovaniemi Church and Church of Sodankyla for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Tornio Church (in Tornio) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, see Santa Claus Office, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kemi Church, Church of Sodankyla, Maupertuis Memorial
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
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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 3rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On the next day, trek along Juutua Nature Trail and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inari online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

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