18 days in Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Kittila
— 1 night
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Muonio
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Sodankyla
— 1 night
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Salla
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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Kittila

— 1 night
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kittila trip builder.

Sydney, Canada to Kittila is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sydney to Kittila due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kittila: highs are around -5°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks · Trails · Tours · Winter Sports

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Muonio

— 2 nights
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Muonio attractions planner.

Drive from Kittila to Muonio in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inari travel planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Inari takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Sodankyla

— 1 night
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sodankyla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Sodankyla takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sodankyla are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salla.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Historic Sites
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Salla

— 2 nights
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sodankyla to Salla by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Tornio Church (in Tornio), Kemi (Icebreaker Sampo & Kemi Church) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation builder tool.

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.