8 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Inari
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and King's Road. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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. On the 3rd (Fri), hike along Juutua Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Inari reach -11°C and lows reach -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle. Keep things going the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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