8 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly + Bus:  18 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Singapore

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Tue), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

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Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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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 14th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell and then get outside with Lake Inari.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Inari tour planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

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Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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 17th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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