7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online journey maker .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 16°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 15th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inari road trip website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Inari when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around 1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then deepen your understanding at Kid's Land, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

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Traveling by car from Inari to Kittila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 14°F, while at night they dip to -2°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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