35 days in Lapland Itinerary

35 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Kolari
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Kolari
— 4 nights
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Ylitornio
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pelkosenniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 5 nights
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Kongas
— 5 nights
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Kolari

— 4 nights
Kolari is a municipality of Finland at the Swedish border, which follows the Torne River, the longest free-flowing river in Europe.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kolari is known for wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Powerun Adventures.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kolari itinerary planning app.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Kolari is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxembourg City to Kolari due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Luxembourg City in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Kolari: temperatures range from -5°C by day to -14°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ylitornio.

Things to do in Kolari

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Ylitornio

— 3 nights
Ylitornio is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland along the Tornio River, opposite the Swedish town of Övertorneå. Step off the beaten path and head to Tatuka Reindeerfarm and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Get out of town with these interesting Ylitornio side-trips: Pello (Maupertuis Memorial & Eeron Polku Trail).

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Traveling by car from Kolari to Ylitornio takes 1.5 hours. January in Ylitornio sees daily highs of -12°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ylitornio

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 9 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Syvasenvaara Fell. Get in touch with nature at Napapiirin Porofarmi and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Kittila (Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila & Giewont Husky Adventures), Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) & Kemi Church) and Tornio (Tornion vesitorni, Tornio Golf, &more). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Orbas Reindeer Farm, get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Ylitornio to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ylitornio in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Posio

— 4 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Get outdoors at Korouoma Canyon and Kota-Husky. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Syote National Park. Step out of Posio with an excursion to Syote Ski & Nature Resort in Syote--about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: shop like a local with Pentik Hill.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Posio trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Posio takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pelkosenniemi

— 4 nights
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Step out of the city life by going to Arctic Husky Farm and Luosto Adventures. Step off the beaten path and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Kopara Reindeer Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Pelkosenniemi: Sodankyla (Luosto, Museum - Gallery Alariesto, &more), Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pelkosenniemi route planner.

Getting from Posio to Pelkosenniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Pelkosenniemi can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Inari

— 5 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get in touch with nature at Juutua Nature Trail and Lake Inari. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Inari Reindeer Farm and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara), Pyha-Nattanen Fell (in Sodankyla) and Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Saariselka Reindeer Farm, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Inari tour builder app.

You can drive from Pelkosenniemi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kongas

— 5 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Take a break from the city and head to Wingrens Dogsafaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Explore Kongas' surroundings by going to Muonio (Keimiotunturi Fell, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, &more) and Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Jyppyra lookout).

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kongas online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Inari to Kongas by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Kongas, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -22°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kongas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.