5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Hamburg Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website.

Hamburg, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hamburg to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Hamburg in May, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

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 2nd (Sat): experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Inari route app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Inari sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salla trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Salla by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
On the 4th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:
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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.