9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Powerun Adventures and Jemes Sport. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Giewont Husky Adventures (in Kittila) and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm (in Kongas).

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary maker.

Zurich, Switzerland to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Akaslompolo. When traveling from Zurich in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Akaslompolo, with highs around -5°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Gold Prospector Museum. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Saariselka Reindeer Farm in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. There's more to do: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer and pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari online holiday maker.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Napapiirin Porofarmi. There's lots more to do: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and get advice or help at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Winter Sports
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.