6 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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Start: Rovaniemi
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
End: Rovaniemi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rovaniemi Church and Arktikum. Visit Church of Sodankyla and Maupertuis Memorial for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Tornio Church (in Tornio) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online road trip planner.

In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 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

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

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, surround yourself with nature on 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. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Juutua Nature Trail and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inari journey planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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