7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + 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, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: 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.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary maker site.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in January, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be little chillier, around 6°F, while days are colder, around 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
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), get great views at Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Inari, with lows of 1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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. On the 16th (Thu), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kittila journey site.

Drive from Inari to Kittila in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 14°F, while at night they dip to -2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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