5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Inari
— 1 night
Drive
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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. On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On your second day here, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Inari hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Angry Birds Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Outdoors
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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.