11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Berlin

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

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 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then get outside with Lake Inari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Muonio

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

Plan a Muonio trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Inari to Muonio takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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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.