3 days in Lapland Itinerary

3 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route builder website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Rovaniemi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in October; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

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 6th (Wed), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

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.