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
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Posio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pelkosenniemi
— 4 nights
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Inari
— 5 nights
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Kongas
— 5 nights
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Kolari

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
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your trip

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Ylitornio

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 Maupertuis Memorial. Escape the urban bustle at Ski Resort Ritavalkea and Eeron Polku Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Ylitornio trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Kolari to Ylitornio in 1.5 hours. In January in Ylitornio, expect temperatures between -12°C during the day and -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

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

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Rovaniemi

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 Giewont Husky Adventures. Get in touch with nature at Napapiirin Porofarmi and Syvasenvaara Fell. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila (in Kittila), Tornio (Tornion vesitorni, Tornio Golf, &more) and Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) & Kemi Church). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

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

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 15:

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Posio

Posio is a municipality of Finland. Get outdoors at Korouoma Canyon and Syote Ski & Nature Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Syote National Park. There's more to do: take a memorable tour with Kota-Husky and take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Posio online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Posio in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

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Pelkosenniemi

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 Pyha-Luosto National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Pyhatunturi and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Change things up with these side-trips from Pelkosenniemi: Sodankyla (Luosto, Museum - Gallery Alariesto, &more), Luosto (Amethyst Mine Lapland & Luosto Adventures) and Paikanselan Taistelualue (in Salla). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pelkosenniemi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Posio to Pelkosenniemi takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Pelkosenniemi are -13°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:

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Inari

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours. 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). The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, head outdoors with Lake Inari, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pelkosenniemi to Inari takes 3.5 hours. January in Inari sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kongas.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:

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Kongas

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

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kongas itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Inari to Kongas in 2.5 hours. January in Kongas sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kongas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:

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.