9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  27​h
Inari
— Few hours
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Chicago

few
hours
Inari

Inari ©
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inari vacation planner.

Chicago, USA to Inari is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, you will find days in Inari are little chillier (21°F), and nights are cooler (6°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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 4th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online route planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 6th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 19°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Rovaniemi Church and Pilke Science Centre. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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