9 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Inari
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Lahti
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by Marttiini Store Old Factory, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in March, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo route maker app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then trek along Juutua Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari driving holiday website.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Parks Trails
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planning site.

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of shuttle, flight, and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in March, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 22nd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Lahti Art Museum, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, and finally don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lahti online trip maker.

You can take a train from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lahti are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping Museums
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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