11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip 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
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Yllasjarvi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Powerun Adventures and then look for gifts at Jemes Sport.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yllasjarvi online driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Yllasjarvi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Yllasjarvi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Yllasjarvi at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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 Saariselka Reindeer Farm. Take a break from Inari with a short trip to Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yllasjarvi to Inari takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
On the 30th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi online trip builder.

Getting from Inari to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Fishing Charters & Tours. Museum-lovers will get to explore Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. There's much more to do: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park, get your bearings at Rovaniemi City Library, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

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.