8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kongas
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Memmingen

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Memmingen, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Memmingen to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Memmingen in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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 5th (Wed): experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Inari online route builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -20°C in Inari. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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Kongas

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wingrens Dogsafaris and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kongas tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kongas takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kongas

Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.