10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey planner

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Pelkosenniemi
— 2 nights
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Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online vacation maker.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Newark - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Samiland and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 23°F and lows of 9°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

Tankavaara

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tankavaara trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Tankavaara in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
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Inari

— 1 night
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 19th (Wed): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tankavaara to Inari takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Salla takes 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are 20°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Pelkosenniemi

— 2 nights
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pelkosenniemi itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Salla to Pelkosenniemi takes 1.5 hours. December in Pelkosenniemi sees daily highs of 19°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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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.