9 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
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): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in March, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Akaslompolo

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

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Siida and then trek along Juutua Nature Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inari trip planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

2
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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 enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere journey planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in March: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 3°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lahti Art Museum, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and finally make a trip to Musical Fountain.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lahti trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

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