6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel route maker

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Powerun Adventures, stop by Jemes Sport, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo online tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Akaslompolo is cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Inari

— 1 night
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 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Napapiirin Porofarmi and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with Happy Fox, look for gifts at Marttiini Store Old Factory, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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.