7 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Augusta

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Science Centre Pilke are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation planning app.

Augusta, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Augusta to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Augusta in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Inari

— 1 night
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 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip maker app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Inari is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums
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