8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pelkosenniemi
— 2 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Bangkok

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Angry Birds Park. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see Santa Claus Office, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey maker site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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Inari

— 1 night
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 23rd (Thu): experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Inari route planner.

Drive from Levi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pelkosenniemi.
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Pelkosenniemi

— 2 nights
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pelkosenniemi attractions planning tool.

Drive from Inari to Pelkosenniemi in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.