10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Tankavaara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
On the 8th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo travel itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Akaslompolo is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Dublin to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dublin in December, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

Tankavaara

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Tankavaara tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Tankavaara takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tankavaara can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

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 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Inari travel planner.

You can drive from Tankavaara to Inari in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Salla online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Inari to Salla takes 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Your Piece Of Finland. Arktikum and Rovaniemi Local History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Feelapland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

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.