7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  21​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Cape Town

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stop by LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker .

Cape Town, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Cape Town in May, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 21st (Tue), get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inari driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Akaslompolo: Levi (Levi Ski Resort, Ounasjoki - River for activities, & more).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Inari to Akaslompolo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Levi
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris

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