8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Korouoma Canyon and Arctic Emotions Oy. Explore hidden gems such as Auttikongas and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's much more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 13°C and lows reach 6°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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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.