15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland 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
5
Kongas
— 2 nights
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Syvasenvaara Fell. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Napapiirin Porofarmi and Angry Birds Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and get advice or help at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and 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. Traveling from Hamburg to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

Posio

— 3 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riisitunturi National Park and Kota-Husky. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon and shop like a local with Pentik Hill.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Posio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Posio takes 2 hours. December in Posio sees daily highs of 20°F and lows of 7°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): 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, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi road trip planner.

You can drive from Posio to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 19°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Juutua Nature Trail will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Inari Reindeer Farm. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Tankavaara to see Gold Prospector Museum about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer and pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Kongas

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kongas trip builder.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kongas takes 2.5 hours. January in Kongas sees daily highs of 14°F and lows of -2°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kongas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

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.