5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip app.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are much colder (3°C), and nights are slightly colder (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inari day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October in Inari, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip site.

Traveling by car from Inari to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

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.