8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h
End: Boston

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort (in Saariselka). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Inari travel itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Inari is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Boston in December; daily highs in Inari reach 21°F and lows reach 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, then hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your inner history buff will appreciate German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church. Attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by Marttiini Store Old Factory, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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