13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
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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 museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Jose to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in May, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Luosto trip website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

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 (Ruijanpolku Trail & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To plan Inari vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Inari, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Inari to Levi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.