11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

6
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Auttikongas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla), Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi) and Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker .

Minneapolis, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Minneapolis - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio itinerary maker website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Muonio by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -3°F in Muonio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 4th (Sat), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

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