7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Dublin

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Korouoma Canyon. Get outdoors at Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, stroll through Arctic Emotions Oy, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip site.

Dublin, Ireland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Dublin in October, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari

— 1 night
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 27th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inari itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Inari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi attractions planning app.

You can drive from Inari to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.