9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Fort Smith
Fly:  27 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kittila
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Fort Smith

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On your second day here, make a trip to Lordi's Square, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip site.

Fort Smith, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Fort Smith - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
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 10th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Muonio road trip planning tool.

You can 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 up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Parks
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
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. Change things up with a short trip to Akaslompolo Sportshop in Akaslompolo (about 44 minutes away). Spend the 11th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kittila trip planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Kittila in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Akaslompolo Sportshop, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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