11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey builder

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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
On the 24th (Fri), get outside with Powerun Adventures and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then look for gifts at Jemes Sport.

Plan my day in Yllasjarvi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Frankfurt, Germany to Yllasjarvi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Yllasjarvi is 1 hour. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, expect Yllasjarvi to be much colder, temps between -5°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Inari Reindeer Farm and Tuula's Reindeer. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Tankavaara to see Gold Prospector Museum about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inari day trip planning website.

You can drive from Yllasjarvi to Inari in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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 find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi online vacation builder.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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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 off the beaten path and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Angry Birds Park. Get in touch with nature at Napapiirin Porofarmi and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary tool.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Wildlife
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.