13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland itinerary planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Rovaniemi City Library. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online holiday builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Gold Prospector Museum and Angry Birds Activity Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Inari online trip maker.

Drive from Salla to Inari in 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Giewont Husky Adventures and Samiland. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, and have fun at Kids' Land.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi trip builder.

Traveling by car from Inari to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
On the 18th (Tue), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip tool.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

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.