8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel route planner
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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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— 3 nights


Akaslompolo — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Powerun Adventures and then look for gifts at Jemes Sport. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo driving holiday planner.

Birmingham, UK to Akaslompolo is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Birmingham to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. In December, Akaslompolo is cooler than Birmingham - with highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Inari.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
Side Trips
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Inari — 2 nights

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.
Historic Sites
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Rovaniemi — 3 nights

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Appreciate the collections at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Family-friendly places like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and German Soldier s Cemetery will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip app.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Lapland travel guide

Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.