5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Inari
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, and then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online vacation builder.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Powerun Adventures and then look for gifts at Jemes Sport. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

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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 17th (Fri): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.