4 days in Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Diego to Rovaniemi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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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.