7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kongas
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Budapest

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, cast your line with a fishing tour, and enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in November, you will find days in Rovaniemi are much colder (-2°C), and nights are little chillier (-7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
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Inari

— 3 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 Inari Reindeer Farm. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka Reindeer Farm (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). There's still lots to do: get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inari road trip planning website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Kongas

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kongas trip planner.

Drive from Inari to Kongas in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kongas are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.