4 days in Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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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). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Rovaniemi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Stockholm in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip builder.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. October in Inari sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

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.