7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip maker

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Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Yllasjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Tuula's Reindeer. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka Reindeer Farm (in Saariselka). The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inari day trip app.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in April; daily highs in Inari reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Yllasjarvi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Powerun Adventures and then stop by Jemes Sport.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Yllasjarvi trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Yllasjarvi in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Yllasjarvi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures, surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm, and then fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Yllasjarvi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Keep things going the next day: tour along fresh powder with Ski & Snow Tours and then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planning app.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

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.