7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Kongas
— 1 day
— 2 nights
— 3 nights



— 1 day
On the 15th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wingrens Dogsafaris and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kongas trip planner.

Durham, USA to Kongas is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In March, Kongas is colder than Durham - with highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kongas

Wildlife · Outdoors
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— 2 nights
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 16th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inari online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kongas to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails
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— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then get a dose of the wild on Tatuka Reindeerfarm.

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Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 30°F and lows of 17°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Lapland travel guide

Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.