4 days in Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Fly
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Inari
Drive
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Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inari planner.

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Inari reach -11°C and lows reach -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Kittila

— 2 nights
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. On the 4th (Fri), whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kittila online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Inari to Kittila by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. January in Kittila sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Sun), see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route planning website.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Kittila in January, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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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.