11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
2
Muonio
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 1 night

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Tatuka Reindeerfarm will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyha-Luosto National Park and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Venture out of the city with trips to Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder.

Minneapolis, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sampo Icebreaker, Church of Sodankyla, Tatuka Reindeerfarm, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Safaris

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
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 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Muonio day trip planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Muonio in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Muonio dip to -3°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saariselka online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Saariselka takes 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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