11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Ivalo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Kittila
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Ivalo

— 3 nights
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

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Paris, France to Ivalo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to Ivalo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Paris in February: high temperatures in Ivalo hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. You will leave for Saariselka on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Ivalo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 22nd (Tue), get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Before you visit Saariselka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Saariselka is just a short distance from Ivalo. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks
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Kittila

— 3 nights
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 24th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kittila road trip app.

Getting from Saariselka to Kittila by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In February in Kittila, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell. On the next day, make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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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.