15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Visiting Powerun Adventures and Jemes Sport will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Sarestoniemi Museum and Giewont Husky Adventures. Explore Akaslompolo's surroundings by going to Samiland (in Sirkka) and Kongas (Levi Huskypark & Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm).

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New York City, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from New York City to Akaslompolo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Akaslompolo to be cooler, temps between 23°F and 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Otsamo Fell. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Saariselka Reindeer Farm). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Inari road trip app.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then get interesting insight from Lucky Ranch.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Inari to Pyhatunturi takes 3.5 hours. December in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 19°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Kota-Husky and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Posio trip planning tool.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Posio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Posio are 20°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Get in touch with nature at Napapiirin Porofarmi and Fishing Charters & Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

Drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 11°F. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side 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.