8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta


1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, make a trip to Lordi's Square, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary builder .

Valletta, Malta to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Valletta to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 19th (Thu), go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip planner .

You can drive from Salla to Inari in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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