9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 3 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and see the top attractions with Feelapland.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 22°F and 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
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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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Muonio trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Muonio in 3 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Muonio, with lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kittila trip planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Kittila in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in December, and nighttime lows around 9°F. You will leave for home on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.