5 days in Lapland & Kuopio Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Kuopio Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker app.

Tallinn, Estonia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tallinn in October; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Inari vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kuopio.

Things to do in Inari

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi and then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kuopio road trip planner.

You can fly from Inari to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Kuopio is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

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.