8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village


Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 29th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then surround yourself with nature on Angeli Reindeer Farm, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Inari dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church


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 30th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then get a taste of the local shopping with Jemes Sport, and finally hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

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Kittila, Jemes Sport, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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