5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 18th (Tue), make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online day trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect little chillier evenings in Akaslompolo when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.