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 Fishing Charters & Tours. Bring the kids along to Auttikongas and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, don't miss a visit to Marttiini Store Old Factory, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip 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. Traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manchester in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -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 · Tours · Outdoors
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 get interesting insight from 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

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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 Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. 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. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, head outdoors with Lake Inari, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and trek along Juutua Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Inari online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Trails

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

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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.