10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tankavaara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Dublin

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Levi

— 1 night
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 8th (Sat): get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have fun at Kids' Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi journey maker app.

Dublin, Ireland to Levi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dublin in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Tankavaara

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tankavaara day trip planner.

Drive from Inari to Tankavaara in 1.5 hours. In December in Tankavaara, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

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You can drive from Tankavaara to Salla in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Salla to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

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.