8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
1
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 6th (Sun), examine the collection at Siida and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inari vacation maker site .

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Inari is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and get your game on at Kid's Land.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary website .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi Church and Arktikum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, see Santa Claus Office, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Akaslompolo in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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