17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Posio
— 2 nights
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Pelkosenniemi
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Visiting Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Soulmate Huskies will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, get your bearings at Rovaniemi City Library, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation maker.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in February, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports

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Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 9th (Wed), head outdoors with Ski Resort Suomutunturi. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Posio day trip app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In February in Posio, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Pelkosenniemi

— 2 nights
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures and then hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto and then take in breathtaking views at Isokuru.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pelkosenniemi trip site.

You can drive from Posio to Pelkosenniemi in 2.5 hours. In February in Pelkosenniemi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Inari online attractions planner.

You can drive from Pelkosenniemi to Inari in 3.5 hours. February in Inari sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
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Akaslompolo

— 4 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Safartica Yllas and Konijanka Petting Zoo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and Pakasaivo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Muonio (Sarkitunturi & Keimiotunturi Fell).

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip maker tool.

Getting from Inari to Akaslompolo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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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.