7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

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 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at LAURI, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Chicago in May: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari driving holiday website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May in Inari, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder tool .

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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