4 days in Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ankara, Turkey
Bus + Fly:  10 h 45 min
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 45 min
End: Ankara, Turkey

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel website.

Ankara, Turkey to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Ankara in December, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around -6°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -13°C. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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