5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Barcelona

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday maker tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Rovaniemi is cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Inari

— 1 night
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 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. August in Inari sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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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.