12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Inari is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Inari reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Samiland. Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Jyppyra lookout), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). There's much more to do: have fun at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Levi tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

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Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.