9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday maker

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Make it your trip
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Kittila
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Kittila

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kittila holiday planning website.

Adelaide, Australia to Kittila is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -7.5 hour difference. In December, Kittila is much colder than Adelaide - with highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 23rd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Inari online vacation maker.

You can drive from Kittila to Inari in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally get curious at Pilke Science Centre. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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.