5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): get in on the family fun at SantaPark, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi attractions planner .

San Francisco, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of subway, flight, taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inari route builder app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Inari, with lows around 6°F. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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