11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route 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 24th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Powerun Adventures and then look for gifts at Jemes Sport. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yllasjarvi journey website.

Frankfurt, Germany to Yllasjarvi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Yllasjarvi. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in December, with highs in Yllasjarvi at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Saariselka Reindeer Farm. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara--about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Yllasjarvi to Inari takes 3 hours. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
On the 29th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi attractions planner.

Drive from Inari to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Step off the beaten path and head to Angry Birds Park and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

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.