8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Paphos

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Urho Kekkonen National Park in Saariselka--about 1h 05 min away.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip itinerary planner .

Paphos, Cyprus to Inari is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Paphos in July; daily highs in Inari reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Urho Kekkonen National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder website .

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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