5 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Inari, Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pori
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
End: Pori

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Inari using our trip planner.

Pori to Inari is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Pori in May; daily highs in Inari reach 49°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 30th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka road trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Sun), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, thenenjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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