6 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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6 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre will thrill your kids. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see Santa Claus Office, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app .

In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
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 14th (Sat): stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Inari dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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