11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Train to Munich, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Innsbruck

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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. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and get curious at Science Centre Pilke.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip website.

Innsbruck, Austria to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Innsbruck to Rovaniemi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Innsbruck in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip maker app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Muonio

— 1 night
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. On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Muonio trip builder tool.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Muonio by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Muonio, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:
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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 2nd (Thu), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Lake Inari and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari planning app.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Inari takes 3.5 hours. September in Inari sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
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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.