10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 day
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kittila
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Luosto

— 1 day
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Luosto travel route app.

Madrid, Spain to Luosto is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Madrid in December; daily highs in Luosto reach -8°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.
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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 30th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Kittila

— 3 nights
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Do your shopping at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kittila tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Inari to Kittila in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Kittila in January, with lows around -17°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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.