3 days in Lapland Itinerary

3 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then get curious at Science Centre Pilke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in October; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 10th (Sun), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Inari online trip builder.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Inari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

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.