8 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Traveling from London in September, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On your second day here, get outside with Lake Inari and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in September, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Fri), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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