8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Kemi
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thenfind something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, thentake an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kemi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio
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The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) ©

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 25th (Wed), get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, thenlook for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then raise your glass at Saariselka Bowling.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Saariselka trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Kemi to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, expect Saariselka to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, thenidentify plant and animal life at Angeli Reindeer Farm, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, thenexplore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

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