8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 day
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Luosto

— 1 day
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luosto driving holiday planning app.

Valletta, Malta to Luosto is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Luosto due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Valletta in December; daily highs in Luosto reach -8°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.
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Highlights from your trip

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 25th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inari day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Levi

— 2 nights
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 26th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Inari to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
On the 28th (Fri), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.