8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
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
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + 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): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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Valletta, Malta to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Valletta in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, thentake an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inari day trip website.

Traveling by car from Salla to Inari takes 5 hours. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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.
On the 20th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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