3 days in Lapland Itinerary

3 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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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 24th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Turku to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in September: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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 26th (Sun), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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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.