10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
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): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Luosto trip app .

Madrid, Spain to Luosto is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Luosto is 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in December, things will get colder in Luosto: highs are around -8°C and lows about -17°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Inari holiday planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to 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 by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, make a trip to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary maker app .

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. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Seven Fells Up and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
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, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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