10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Rome

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi itinerary builder tool .

Rome, Italy to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In December, Pyhatunturi is colder than Rome - with highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Lemmenjoki National Park and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Action Park (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari day trip planning website .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Gold Prospector Museum
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 27th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon and then view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Posio trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Inari to Posio in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Shopping
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Poro Farmi, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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