8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  19​h
1
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Sodankyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  18​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

1
day
Salla

Salla
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 14th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla vacation builder app .

Ottawa, Canada to Salla is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Salla is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ottawa in May: high temperatures in Salla hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Salla

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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1
night
Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. On the 15th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, and then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sodankyla tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Salla to Sodankyla in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sodankyla can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Nature Parks Museums
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Luosto ©
Luosto
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
nights
Inari

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 (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Inari Reindeerfarm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Sodankyla to Inari takes 2.5 hours. May in Inari sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Tours Museums
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Sat), see Santa Claus Office, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Maupertuis Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Maupertuis Memorial
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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