8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kongas
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to German Soldier s Cemetery and Syvasenvaara Fell. Bring the kids along to Auttikongas and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, don't miss a visit to Marttiini Store Old Factory, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in March, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, then head outdoors with Arctic Husky Farm, and finally fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Pyhatunturi, with lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Inari Reindeer Farm. Bring the kids along to Saariselka Reindeer Farm and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Step out of Inari to go to Tankavaara and see Gold Prospector Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Kongas

— 1 night
On the 20th (Sat), take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kongas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kongas takes 2.5 hours. In March in Kongas, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kongas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:
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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.