11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 19th (Thu), tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari trip maker tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Inari is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Inari, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Inari to be colder, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Levi

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 21st (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi vacation maker website.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 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 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

Find out how to plan Rovaniemi trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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.