7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, experience rural life at Poro Farmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour builder .

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then get your game on at Kids' Land, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi journey builder tool .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 20th (Fri), take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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