11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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11 days in Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Bordeaux

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Museum - Gallery Alariesto will appeal to museum buffs. Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Tornio Church), Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, contemplate the long history of Maupertuis Memorial, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online itinerary planner .

Bordeaux, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Bordeaux - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Maupertuis Memorial, Kemi Church, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

5
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Do your shopping at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort & Angry Birds Activity Park) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inari attractions planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Inari dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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