14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Yllasjarvi
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Yllasjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Yllasjarvi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, glide through natural beauty at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, get a taste of local nightlife at Wild Motion Siberian Huskies, then surround yourself with nature on Powerun Adventures, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Jemes Sport. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yllasjarvi trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Yllasjarvi is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Yllasjarvi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Yllasjarvi hover around -5°C and lows are around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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. Popular historic sites such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Saariselka Reindeer Farm & Angry Birds Activity Park). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inari route planner.

Traveling by car from Yllasjarvi to Inari takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 31st (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Inari to Pyhatunturi takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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.
Visiting Auttikongas and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Napapiirin Porofarmi and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Tatuka Reindeerfarm in Ylitornio--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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.