11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Luosto
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo travel website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Winter Sports, #Adventure, #Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Inari trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are 21°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Tours, #Shopping
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

4
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Get out of town with these interesting Luosto side-trips: Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction).

Start your trip to Luosto by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 19°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Nature, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salla, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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