9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Auckland International Airport

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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.
Visiting Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Ranua Zoo will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as German Soldier s Cemetery and Auttikongas. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see Santa Claus Office, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker website.

Herford, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Herford in April; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Pyhatunturi

On the 24th (Fri), hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi online tour itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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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 25th (Sat), get outside with Lake Inari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and then trek along Juutua Nature Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Inari vacation maker app.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.