9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Herford
train:  16​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  37​h
End: Auckland

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Ranua Zoo and Syvasenvaara Fell. Explore hidden gems such as German Soldier s Cemetery and Auttikongas. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see Santa Claus Office, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Herford, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Herford to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Herford in April, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Fishing Charters & Tours
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): head outdoors with Lake Inari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari route planner .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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