14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Yllasjarvi
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Yllasjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Yllasjarvi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, get a taste of local nightlife at Wild Motion Siberian Huskies, then surround yourself with nature on Powerun Adventures, and finally gear up at Jemes Sport. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yllasjarvi trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Yllasjarvi is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Yllasjarvi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Yllasjarvi hover around -5°C and lows are around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Inari

— 5 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Popular historic sites such as Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Saariselka Reindeer Farm & Angry Birds Activity Park) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inari route planner.

Traveling by car from Yllasjarvi to Inari takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 31st (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi, get a taste of the local shopping with Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Inari to Pyhatunturi takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

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.
Visiting Auttikongas and Tatuka Reindeerfarm will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Angry Birds Park and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi sightseeing site.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

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.