4 days in Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Inari
— 1 day
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Inari

— 1 day
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planning tool.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in August, with highs in Inari at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Trails · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Nature

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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.