8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Yllasjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Bahrain International Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday website.

Manama, Bahrain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Manama in February, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

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Yllasjarvi

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get all the equipment you need at Jemes Sport, look for all kinds of wild species at Powerun Adventures, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yllasjarvi trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Yllasjarvi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 5th (Fri), trek along Juutua Nature Trail, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the next day, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inari online journey maker.

You can drive from Yllasjarvi to Inari in 3 hours. February in Inari sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

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Pyhatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take an exotic tour of Luosto Adventures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Husky Farm, and then fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi day trip planning tool.

Drive from Inari to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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.