8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kongas
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Jerusalem

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Pyhatunturi and then explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi tour itinerary planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in February, with highs in Pyhatunturi at -5°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Angry Birds Activity Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Action Park & Hippupuoti Gift Shop) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip planner .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Inari are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Kongas

Kongas ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and finally get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kongas road trip planner.

Drive from Inari to Kongas in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kongas can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kongas

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kids' Land, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kongas to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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