35 days in Lapland Itinerary

35 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Kolari
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Kolari
— 4 nights
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Ylitornio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pelkosenniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kongas
— 5 nights
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Kolari

— 4 nights
Kolari is a municipality of Finland at the Swedish border, which follows the Torne River, the longest free-flowing river in Europe.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kolari is known for wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Powerun Adventures.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kolari itinerary planning app.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Kolari is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxembourg City to Kolari due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Luxembourg City in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Kolari: temperatures range from -5°C by day to -14°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel to Ylitornio.

Things to do in Kolari

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your trip

Ylitornio

— 3 nights
Ylitornio is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland along the Tornio River, opposite the Swedish town of Övertorneå. Step off the beaten path and head to Tatuka Reindeerfarm and Eeron Polku Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Ylitornio side-trips: Pello (Maupertuis Memorial & Ski Resort Ritavalkea).

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Traveling by car from Kolari to Ylitornio takes 1.5 hours. January in Ylitornio sees daily highs of -12°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ylitornio

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 9 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get in touch with nature at Auttikongas and Syvasenvaara Fell. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Kittila (Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila & Giewont Husky Adventures), Tornio (Tornion vesitorni, Tornio Golf, &more) and Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) & Kemi Church). And it doesn't end there: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Ylitornio to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ylitornio in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 15:

Posio

— 4 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Get outdoors at Riisitunturi National Park and Kota-Husky. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Korouoma Canyon and Pentik Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Posio: Syote (Syote Ski & Nature Resort & Syote National Park).

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Posio road trip site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Posio can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

Pelkosenniemi

— 4 nights
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Step out of the city life by going to Arctic Husky Farm and Luosto Adventures. Step off the beaten path and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Kopara Reindeer Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Pelkosenniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction) and Sodankyla (Luosto, Museum - Gallery Alariesto, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pelkosenniemi route planner.

Getting from Posio to Pelkosenniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Pelkosenniemi can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:

Inari

— 5 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get in touch with nature at Juutua Nature Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Inari Reindeer Farm and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Saariselka Reindeer Farm, &more), Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Pyha-Nattanen Fell (in Sodankyla). The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, head outdoors with Lake Inari, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pelkosenniemi to Inari takes 3.5 hours. January in Inari sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:

Kongas

— 5 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Take a break from the city and head to Wingrens Dogsafaris and Keimiotunturi Fell. Explore Kongas' surroundings by going to Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, &more) and Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Jyppyra lookout).

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kongas online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Inari to Kongas by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Kongas, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -22°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kongas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:

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.