7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  14 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Church of Sodankyla and Maupertuis Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Samiland in Sirkka--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see Santa Claus Office, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Maupertuis Memorial, Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, Samiland, Church of Sodankyla
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
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 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

Plan trip to Inari with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Inari when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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