8 days in Rovaniemi, Ivalo & Muonio Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Ivalo & Muonio Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ivalo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport

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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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ivalo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife
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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. Get out of town with these interesting Ivalo side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, &more). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ivalo using our trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Ivalo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -20°C in Ivalo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Ivalo

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Muonio

— 2 nights
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and finally steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Muonio holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Ivalo to Muonio takes 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Muonio are -13°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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