The best time visit Lapland?
Anytime!!! Really, Anytime!!! Each month has something to offer- January, February and March bring dreamlike conditions to Lapland- ideal for northern lights, winter activities, making Snowmans and snowballs fights! April-August's melting snow gives a hint of what phenomenal landscape the snow has been covering. September, October is the best time to visit Lapland if you are looking for super cheap bargains as it's neither the summer warmth nor the winter snow. Lastly, November and December- the twilight months, though overcrowded with kids and regressed adults waiting to wish Santa 'Merry Christmas', is too a popular time.
We set aside 9 days for exploring this magical land. We planned this trip in the first week of March as our anniversary falls during that time and it is also touted as one of the best months to spot the Nothern Lights. We flew directly to the capital and most visited city in Lapland- Rovaniemi, as it offers the best flight options and a wide range of winter activities. Our itinerary looked like this:
Here's a detailed breakdown of how we spent 9-days in Lapland
Well, I could spend a lifetime there without getting bored!
Day 1 & 2- Explore Rovaniemi City Centre
Once settled, we took a stroll to the city centre to absorb all the christmasy vibes. There are plenty of eateries, cute little souvenir shops, supermarkets and a giant Christmas tree in the city centre. You can even grab a bite in the former Northermost McDonald's in Europe.