8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Inari
— Few hours
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

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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 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then examine the collection at Siida.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planning site .

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around -11°C and lows about -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
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 Safaris will get you outdoors. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Levi online day trip planner .

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Luosto online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -13°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, see Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
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Christmas House Santa

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