8 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Ivalo Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Ivalo Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Ivalo
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary maker site.

Bologna, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Rovaniemi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bologna in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Juutua Nature Trail and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari online trip itinerary builder.

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 February, Inari is slightly colder at night with lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ivalo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Museums · Parks
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Ivalo

— 2 nights
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ivalo vacation planner.

Ivalo is very close to Inari. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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