5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route planner.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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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.