6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Oulu
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
End: Oulu

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Luosto

Luosto
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary builder site .

Oulu to Luosto is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oulu in December: high temperatures in Luosto hover around -8°C and lows are around -17°C. You'll set off for Inari on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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night
Inari

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 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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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. On the 23rd (Sun), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kittila trip planner .

You can drive from Inari to Kittila in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kittila are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Adventure Trails

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip site .

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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