4 days in Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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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 still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, and see Santa Claus Office.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi visit planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bratislava to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bratislava in December: highs in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C, while lows dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.