8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
End: Newark

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Fri), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation planning website.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 22°F and 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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 16th (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi journey website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get great views at Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Inari trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are 21°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

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
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 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto visit app.

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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