13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyhatunturi and Korouoma Canyon. Escape the urban bustle at Syote National Park and Auttikongas. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Perth in April: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Lemmenjoki National Park. The adventure continues: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saariselka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:

2
nights
Muonio

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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church, then glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, and then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

Before you visit Muonio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Muonio takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Muonio are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

1
night
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

Lapland travel guide

4
Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.