14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Yllasjarvi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Napapiirin Porofarmi and Korundi House of Culture. There's more to do: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Museum - Gallery Alariesto and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Pyhatunturi is a bit cooler at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Yllasjarvi

— 1 night
On the 24th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Powerun Adventures and then explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yllasjarvi trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Yllasjarvi in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Yllasjarvi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Inari

— 6 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get a sense of the local culture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Explore hidden gems such as Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Gold Prospector Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Saariselka Reindeer Farm). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip planning app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.