10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey maker

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

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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.
Shop till you drop at Marttiini Store Old Factory and Your Piece Of Finland. Kids will enjoy Arktikum and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip tool.

Birmingham, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Birmingham in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get outdoors at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inari travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Inari when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Escape the urban bustle at Kids' Land and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planning website.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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.