8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 21st (Fri), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi online trip builder .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Levi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Trails, #Adventure, #Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

Plan trip to Luosto with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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 26th (Wed): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Safaris

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