8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

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

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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): let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Copenhagen - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Winter Sports · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Pyhatunturi dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Gold Prospector Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Saariselka Reindeer Farm in Saariselka (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer and pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Inari takes 3.5 hours. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Yllasjarvi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Powerun Adventures and then stop by Jemes Sport. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yllasjarvi travel route planner.

Getting from Inari to Yllasjarvi by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Yllasjarvi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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.