4 days in Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, see Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wildlife

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.