8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get in on the family fun at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday maker app .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Kid's Land, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Tours Trails

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 18th (Tue), go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 19°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

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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