7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
1
Inari
— Few hours
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Siida and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online day trip planner .

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Inari, with highs around -7°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida ©
Siida

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark and then get your game on at Kid's Land.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary app .

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. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo visit planning site .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Christmas House Santa and German Soldier s Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Feelapland and Korundi House of Culture. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and look for gifts at LAURI.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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