12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Dayton

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour planner.

Dayton, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Dayton in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around 30°F, while days are colder, around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pyhatunturi trip simple and quick.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In October in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

Start your trip to Levi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Levi in 2.5 hours. In October in Levi, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Urho Kekkonen National Park). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get outside with Lake Inari, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning app.

Drive from Levi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. October in Inari sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

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.