7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  19​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Wed), snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app .

Vancouver, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vancouver in April, with highs in Rovaniemi at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Marttiinin ©
Marttiinin

few
hours
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 6th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto online trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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 7th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari day trip planning tool .

Drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Levi online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Levi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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