10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 27th (Fri), get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Tuula's Reindeer, then explore and take pictures at Inari Reindeerfarm, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip app .

Valletta, Malta to Inari is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Inari due to the time zone difference. In December, Inari is much colder than Valletta - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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. On the 29th (Sun), trek along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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Traveling by car from Inari to Muonio takes 3.5 hours. December in Muonio sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kittila online travel route builder .

Getting from Muonio to Kittila by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kittila in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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