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:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
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. There's much more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then do sightseeing your way with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Lake Inari and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inari online travel route planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 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 Wildlife Museums
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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, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland.

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You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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