10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Copenhagen

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see Santa Claus Office, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Rovaniemi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Copenhagen in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Saariselka (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Urho Kekkonen National Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get outside with Lake Inari, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 8th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planning tool.

Getting from Inari to Levi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.