8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h
4
Enontekio
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
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 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Siida and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inari tour builder tool .

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in April; daily highs in Inari reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Trails Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Icekarting Levi
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas. On the next day, get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

1
night
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Jarama WWII Fortification Camp. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church and then make a trip to Pyhakero.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Enontekio tour planner .

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Enontekio in 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in April since evenings lows in Enontekio dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Pyhakero ©
Pyhakero

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