8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Pelkosenniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kongas
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Dusseldorf

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Rovaniemi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Pelkosenniemi

— 2 nights
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pelkosenniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pelkosenniemi in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Pelkosenniemi is slightly colder at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm. On the next day, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pelkosenniemi to Inari takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kongas.
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Kongas

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and then get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Taatsin seita.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kongas vacation tool.

Drive from Inari to Kongas in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kongas can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kongas

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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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.