4 days in Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 1 day
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Inari

— 1 day
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari driving holiday planner.

Nice, France to Inari is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Nice to Inari, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Inari is cooler than Nice - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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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 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally get curious at Pilke Science Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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.