11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Newark

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. When traveling from Newark in September, plan for colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 53°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Levi, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of Inari to go to Saariselka and see Urho Kekkonen National Park, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and get outside with Lake Inari.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inari online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Levi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. September in Inari sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Luosto road trip planning app.

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 28°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

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.