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: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then look for gifts at Riimikko, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, browse the collection at Kallion Kirjasto, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki holiday maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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Kansallisgalleria
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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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 13th (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, explore and take pictures at Tuula's Reindeer, and then explore and take pictures at Inari Reindeerfarm.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip website .

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for slightly colder days in Inari, with highs around -7°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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Tuula's Reindeer
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, see Santa Claus Office, then stop by LAURI, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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