13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pelkosenniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Valletta

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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 out of the city life by going to Ranua Zoo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Valletta in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Pelkosenniemi

— 1 night
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pelkosenniemi online holiday planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pelkosenniemi in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Pelkosenniemi when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inari holiday maker app.

You can drive from Pelkosenniemi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sarestoniemi Museum and Wingrens Dogsafaris. Attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Yllasjarvi to see Jemes Sport about 48 minutes away.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Levi online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

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.