4 days in Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Milan

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Milan in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
On the 9th (Sun), take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Akaslompolo when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

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.