8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Posio
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Milan

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Posio tour itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Posio is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Posio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in December, expect Posio to be much colder, temps between -7°C and -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

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night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 28th (Fri), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Posio to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Muonio travel route website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 3.5 hours. In December in Muonio, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Winter Sports Trails Outdoors
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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night
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 30th (Sun), kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kittila vacation planning tool .

Getting from Muonio to Kittila by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Tours Winter Sports Trails

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder tool .

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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