8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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 Syvasenvaara Fell. Step off the beaten path and head to Napapiirin Porofarmi and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

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

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
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

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

Inari

— 3 nights
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Gold Prospector Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Saariselka Reindeer Farm & Hippupuoti Gift Shop). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, head outdoors with Lake Inari, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip planning app.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. January in Inari sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

Kongas

— 1 night
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 · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

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.