5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, admire all the interesting features of Napapiirin Porofarmi, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planning website.

Richmond, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Richmond in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

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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.