8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and finally get your game on at Kids' Land.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Levi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

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 25th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inari online road trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Pyhatunturi takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation site.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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.