6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary maker

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Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Edinburgh

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

Edinburgh, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Rovaniemi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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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 28th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Inari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip planning tool.

You can drive from Inari to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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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.