9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Salla
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Salla
— 1 day
Drive
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Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Salla

— 1 day
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 7th (Mon), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salla day trip website.

Vienna, Austria to Salla is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Vienna to Salla, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Vienna in January; daily highs in Salla reach -11°C and lows reach -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
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Tankavaara

— 1 night
On the 8th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyha-Nattanen Fell and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tankavaara trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Salla to Tankavaara in 3.5 hours. January in Tankavaara sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

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Highlights from your trip

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get great views at Otsamo Fell and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inari day trip app.

You can drive from Tankavaara to Inari in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Rovaniemi

— 4 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 German Soldier s Cemetery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Arktikum and Christmas House Santa. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife
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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.