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. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough 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 relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Lake Inari and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inari trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in September; daily highs in Inari reach 13°C and lows reach 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 Tours 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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