8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittila, Bus to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Nantes

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Napapiirin Porofarmi and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey tool.

Nantes, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Nantes in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Theme Parks
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Powerun Adventures and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read 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. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.