11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Yllasjarvi
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Yllasjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Yllasjarvi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Powerun Adventures and then get all the equipment you need at Jemes Sport.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yllasjarvi holiday planner.

London, UK to Yllasjarvi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Yllasjarvi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Yllasjarvi to be colder, temps between -5°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Tuula's Reindeer. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka Reindeer Farm (in Saariselka). There's more to do: experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inari tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Yllasjarvi to Inari in 3 hours. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi online travel planner.

You can drive from Inari to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Angry Birds Park and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, get your bearings at Rovaniemi City Library, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.