6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 28°F and lows reach 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get outside with Seven Fells Up, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then stop by Jemes Sport.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in November since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Jemes Sport
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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Inari

Inari ©
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 25th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Tuula's Reindeer, get outside with Lake Inari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inari driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. November in Inari sees daily highs of 27°F and lows of 16°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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