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
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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 Angry Birds Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi sightseeing 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 (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Budapest, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of -2°C to lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive 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 Gold Prospector Museum. Step out of Inari to go to Saariselka and see Saariselka Reindeer Farm, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inari online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · 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.