4 days in Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Lapland Itinerary

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4 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Ivalo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Ivalo

Ivalo ©
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Ivalo: Inari (Lake Inari, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, & more).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ivalo trip itinerary planner .

Helsinki to Ivalo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Ivalo hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Inari, Urho Kekkonen National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
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 8th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Ivalo to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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