7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Inari
— 1 day
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
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 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip website .

London, UK to Inari is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Inari reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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 28th (Sat): get your game on at Kid's Land, then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi road trip planning website .

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 30th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salla trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Salla in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then catch some excitement at Feelapland, then stop by LAURI, and finally browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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