9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Auckland in April: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 23rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Luosto day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Luosto sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife
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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 26th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

Plan trip to Inari with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

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.