13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Auttikongas and German Soldier s Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour builder .

Bengaluru, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and finally steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Keep things going the next day: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then head outdoors with Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Muonio road trip website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Muonio takes 3 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Muonio, with lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Otsamo Fell. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inari tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Inari in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then take an exotic tour of Luosto Adventures, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pyhatunturi trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Inari to Pyhatunturi takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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