7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Bus to Saarbrücken Hbf, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yllasjarvi
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Luxembourg City

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ranua Zoo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxembourg City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Luxembourg City in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 29th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

Start your trip to Saariselka by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Saariselka, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Yllasjarvi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safartica Yllas.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yllasjarvi journey planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Yllasjarvi in 3 hours. December in Yllasjarvi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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.