8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport, Drive to Jerusalem

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Jerusalem, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
On the 15th (Wed), head outdoors with Powerun Adventures and then look for gifts at Jemes Sport.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get some cultural insight at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gold Prospector Museum and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort in Saariselka--about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip maker app.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

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.