11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Inari

— 1 night
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 7th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari travel route planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Inari is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in February, expect nights in Inari to be much colder, around -15°C, while days are little chillier, around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Samiland and Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

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

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

Salla

— 2 nights
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salla trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Salla in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rovaniemi Local History Museum and Korundi House of Culture. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

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.