5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Durham
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  18​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Durham

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planning website .

Durham, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Durham in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Inari, with lows of 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Shopping Museums
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 8th (Sat), stroll through Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. You will leave for home on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Levi

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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