7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

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 14th (Sun), go for a walk through Otsamo Fell. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip planning tool .

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in April, with highs in Inari at 3°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

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

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Akaslompolo: Levi (Levi Ski Resort & Ice Karting Levi) and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm (in Sirkka).

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo holiday planning app .

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. April in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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