11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Kittila
— 1 night
Drive
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Kittila

— 1 night
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kittila trip itinerary maker site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Kittila is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect Kittila to be cooler, temps between -5°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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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. On the 25th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio travel route planning app.

Getting from Kittila to Muonio by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Saariselka takes 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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.
Bring the kids along to SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Village. Explore hidden gems such as Feelapland and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

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.