8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland itinerary planner

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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi

— 2 nights
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 Kids' Land will get you outdoors. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi day trip tool.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from London to Levi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Levi is colder than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Inari

— 1 night
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 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Inari online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salla trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Salla in 5 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, 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 traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.