6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
train:  12 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Saariselka, with lows around -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Inari is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

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Getting from Saariselka to Inari by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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