15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Paderborn

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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.
Visiting Napapiirin Porofarmi and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Angry Birds Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online tour planner.

Paderborn, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Paderborn to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paderborn in April, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Posio holiday app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in April, expect slightly colder with lows of -7°C in Posio. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, then get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park, and finally stroll through Pyhatunturi. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi road trip planning tool.

Getting from Posio to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

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. On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell, and finally surround yourself with nature on Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then stop by Jemes Sport, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Konijanka Petting Zoo, and finally contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Muonio trip planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Muonio by car takes about 3 hours. In April in Muonio, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gold Prospector Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Saariselka Reindeer Farm). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Juutua Nature Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip site.

Getting from Muonio to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. April in Inari sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

Lapland travel guide

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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.