14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Drive to Laguindingan Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Sodankyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Laguindingan Airport, Drive to Awao

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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.
Arktikum and Christmas House Santa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Rovaniemi Church and Maupertuis Memorial. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Awao, Philippines to Rovaniemi is an approximately 31-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Awao in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 8th (Fri), stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salla attractions planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Salla can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

Sodankyla

— 1 night
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then shop like a local with Museum - Gallery Alariesto.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sodankyla trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Salla to Sodankyla in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Sodankyla are -13°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visit Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm and get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sodankyla to Inari takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

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.
Get some cultural insight at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Ounasjoki - River for activities. Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. The adventure continues: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi road trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 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.