6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route maker

Make it your trip
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Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Valletta



— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Valletta in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 15th (Wed), wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inari road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Inari, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums
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— 1 night
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pelkosenniemi trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Inari to Pelkosenniemi in 3.5 hours. In December in Pelkosenniemi, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. You will leave for home on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

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.