8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Panama City
Fly:  30​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Sodankyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  31​h
End: Panama City

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, look for gifts at LAURI, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Panama City, Panama to Rovaniemi is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Panama City in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sodankyla trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Sodankyla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Sodankyla, with lows around -17°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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Inari

Inari ©
On the 6th (Fri), get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Inari using our trip planner.

Drive from Sodankyla to Inari in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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 7th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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