6 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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6 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

Start: Tampere
train:  5​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
End: Tampere

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 29th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Tampere to Rovaniemi is an approximately 5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampere in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lemmenjoki National Park and Gold Prospector Museum. Get outdoors at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Inari Reindeerfarm. Take a break from Inari with a short trip to Hippupuoti Gift Shop in Saariselka, about 1h 05 min away.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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