10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Fri), ski along the peaceful trails at Seven Fells Up and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Akaslompolo, with lows around -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Inari day trip website.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Inari in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip site.

You can drive from Inari to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.