10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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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 museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi. Expect cooler 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) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Seven Fells Up and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Spas

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip planner.

Fly from Akaslompolo to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

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

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Inari to Pyhatunturi takes 3.5 hours. January in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of -13°C and lows of -22°C at night. 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.