8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Luosto
— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

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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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Washington DC in January, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 16°F and lows about 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
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 18th (Sat): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

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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 January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to 1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

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

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 21st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Luosto trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Inari to Luosto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 12°F, and evening lows to -2°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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