4 days in Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Lapland Itinerary

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4 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
1
Inari
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Siida and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary maker .

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Inari hover around -11°C and lows are around -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kittila road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Inari to Kittila in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rovaniemi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Kittila in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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