8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Toronto

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at German Soldier s Cemetery and Arktikum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In March, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Toronto - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
On the 16th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi, then get outside with Arctic Husky Farm, and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Pyhatunturi when traveling from Rovaniemi in March, with lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inari travel route planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Lapland travel guide

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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.