5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Mon), look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 28th (Tue), experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inari holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Inari when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Powerun Adventures, then get a taste of the local shopping with Jemes Sport, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.