11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki


1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

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Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo route builder tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). On the 15th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, get your game on at Kid's Land, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Snow Village, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
When in Inari, make a side trip to see Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort in Saariselka, approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inari trip builder .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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