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
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at 37°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi road trip website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inari online trip maker .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Inari to Luosto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks

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

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