16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Powerun Adventures and then explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then stop by Jemes Sport.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yllasjarvi day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Yllasjarvi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Yllasjarvi to be colder, temps between -11°C and -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

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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. Get some cultural insight at Gold Prospector Museum and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Juutua Nature Trail and Tuula's Reindeer. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Saariselka Reindeer Farm & Hippupuoti Gift Shop). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

Before you visit Inari, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Yllasjarvi to Inari in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

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Pyhatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then take a memorable tour with Arctic Husky Farm, then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi visit planner.

Getting from Inari to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

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Posio

Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Kota-Husky, then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon, and then view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Posio trip website.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Posio are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

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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 some cultural insight at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Korundi House of Culture. Take a break from the city and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Napapiirin Porofarmi. There's still lots to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Orbas Reindeer Farm, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online travel planner.

Drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:

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.