8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
2
Inari
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). On the 16th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip site .

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Levi hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Seven Fells Up, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
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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 17th (Wed): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Siida, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Inari, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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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 19th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning app .

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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