14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tankavaara
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur International Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Feelapland. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salla trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Tankavaara

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then get your game on at Saariselka Bowling, and then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tankavaara trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Salla to Tankavaara in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tankavaara can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Tankavaara to Inari takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Levi sightseeing site.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo online trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

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.