8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kongas
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Auttikongas and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Step off the beaten path and head to Napapiirin Porofarmi and Marttiini Store Old Factory. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Manchester in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

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Pyhatunturi

On the 4th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, then get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, then get a dose of the wild on Arctic Husky Farm, and finally hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi online trip builder.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Pyhatunturi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Juutua Nature Trail and Lake Inari. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Venture out of the city with trips to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Saariselka Reindeer Farm & Hippupuoti Gift Shop). There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

Discover how to plan a Inari trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

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Kongas

Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wingrens Dogsafaris, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kongas itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kongas takes 2.5 hours. January in Kongas sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kongas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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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.