7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour planner

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Inari
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

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Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around -1°C and lows about -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 7th (Mon), trek along Juutua Nature Trail. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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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.