8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Luosto (in Sodankyla) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip website.

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. In October, Rovaniemi is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 37°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 19th (Mon), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then surround yourself with nature on Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation.

Plan my day in Inari using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Inari sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

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Levi

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 20th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planning app.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
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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.