7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 day
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Pyhatunturi

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi day trip app.

Boston, USA to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Boston in December, with highs in Pyhatunturi at 19°F and lows at 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 28th (Wed), gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka attractions planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and German Soldier s Cemetery. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour builder app.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.