7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Malpensa International Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Milan to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Milan in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 8th (Tue), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inari visit website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Inari dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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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.