15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Akaslompolo

Visiting Powerun Adventures and Jemes Sport will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Sarestoniemi Museum and Giewont Husky Adventures. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Samiland (in Sirkka) and Kongas (Levi Huskypark & Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Akaslompolo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from New York City to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Akaslompolo to be cooler, temps between 23°F and 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Saariselka Reindeer Farm in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Inari day trip planning site.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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Pyhatunturi

Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then get interesting insight from Lucky Ranch.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Inari to Pyhatunturi takes 3.5 hours. December in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 19°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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Posio

Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Kota-Husky and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Posio trip planning tool.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Posio are 20°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Napapiirin Porofarmi and Auttikongas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

Drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 11°F. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.