9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  22​h
1
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
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. On the 28th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kittila trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Kittila is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Kittila due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get cooler in Kittila: highs are around 23°F and lows about 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Levi, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
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. On the 30th (Mon), glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Muonio road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kittila to Muonio takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
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 1st (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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