8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Inari is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In November, Inari is much colder than Athens - with highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip website.

You can drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, explore and take pictures at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:

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.