11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour builder website.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto day trip app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luosto, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.
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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get great views at Otsamo Fell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inari driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Muonio

— 1 night
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Muonio travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Muonio by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Muonio are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Muonio

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Muonio to Levi by car takes about an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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.