9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yllasjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Mumbai

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Get outdoors at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Napapiirin Porofarmi. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

Yllasjarvi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get outside with Powerun Adventures and then look for gifts at Jemes Sport.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yllasjarvi tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Yllasjarvi in 2.5 hours. In December in Yllasjarvi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 8th (Wed), experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Inari day trip website.

You can drive from Yllasjarvi to Inari in 3 hours. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Pyhatunturi takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

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.