8 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip site.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 27th (Mon), experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Inari tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Inari, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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