11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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

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Kittila

— 2 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. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kittila, use our trip itinerary maker.

Zurich, Switzerland to Kittila is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Zurich to Kittila, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect nights in Kittila to be colder, around -15°C, while days are little chillier, around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kittila to Muonio in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Saariselka

— 3 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.
Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari (about 58 minutes away). Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saariselka day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Saariselka takes 4 hours. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

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.