8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
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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 Fishing Charters & Tours and Napapiirin Porofarmi. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Tankavaara

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tankavaara sightseeing website.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Tankavaara in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer. Keep things going the next day: trek along Juutua Nature Trail, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tankavaara to Inari takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

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.