5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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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 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inari online trip itinerary builder.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in August; daily highs in Inari reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip website.

Drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

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Lapland travel guide

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.