8 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Sun), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In February, Rovaniemi is colder than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 6th (Wed), head outdoors with Lake Inari and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari travel website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Inari, with lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

4
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.
Head to Sibelius Hall and Old Market Hallfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, look for gifts at Marimekko, and perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Center.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions app .

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Sibelius Hall
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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