10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Riga

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Shop till you drop at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. On the 22nd (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner .

Riga, Latvia to Saariselka is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Riga in December: highs in Saariselka hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): trek along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Muonio trip maker tool .

You can drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 3.5 hours. In December in Muonio, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Kittila

Kittila ©
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kittila vacation planner .

You can drive from Muonio to Kittila in an hour. In December in Kittila, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Adventure Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. There's much more to do: see Santa Claus Office, stop by LAURI, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and catch some excitement at Feelapland.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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