8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
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.
On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary maker app.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Dusseldorf in November, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Pelkosenniemi

— 2 nights
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pelkosenniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pelkosenniemi in 1.5 hours. In November in Pelkosenniemi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inari sightseeing app.

Getting from Pelkosenniemi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kongas.
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Kongas

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Fri), experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and then get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Taatsin seita.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kongas online travel route planner.

Getting from Inari to Kongas by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December in Kongas, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kongas

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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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.