8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Muonio
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rovaniemi Church and Maupertuis Memorial. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and see Santa Claus Office.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation builder.

Ottawa, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Rovaniemi. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Ottawa - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Muonio route planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Muonio in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Muonio when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

Plan my day in Inari using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Muonio to Inari in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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