10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Madrid
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Madrid

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Luosto trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Luosto is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in December, things will get cooler in Luosto: highs are around -8°C and lows about -17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 30th (Sun), get great views at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inari vacation planning app.

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally stroll through Kids' Land.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, get outside with Seven Fells Up and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online holiday planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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