6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland itinerary planner

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Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport



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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.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, make a trip to Lordi's Square, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Budapest in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then head outdoors with Lake Inari.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari trip builder tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Luosto and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi vacation maker website.

Getting from Inari to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks

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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.