6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kongas
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Dusseldorf

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning tool.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Inari Reindeer Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka Reindeer Farm (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:

Kongas

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kongas travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inari to Kongas in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

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.