8 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Inari
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, then stop by Riimikko, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, get lost in a book at Kallion Kirjasto, then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On your second day here, get great views at Otsamo Fell, then experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online vacation planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Inari are little chillier (-7°C), and nights are much colder (-17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

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Rovaniemi

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 15th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then identify plant and animal life at Feelapland. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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