15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kongas
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Hamburg

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Syvasenvaara Fell. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, get advice or help at Rovaniemi City Library, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and have fun at Angry Birds Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hamburg in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:

Posio

— 3 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riisitunturi National Park and Kota-Husky. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon and view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Posio itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Posio can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Posio to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Juutua Nature Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Gold Prospector Museum in Tankavaara (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

Kongas

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kongas trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kongas takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kongas can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kongas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

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.