6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online travel route planner .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Saariselka itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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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, outdoors, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inari driving holiday planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Inari by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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