8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
Fly:  12 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip website.

Maspalomas, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Maspalomas to Rovaniemi. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Maspalomas - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 13th (Thu), go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Inari when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally stroll through Kids' Land. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Levi tour itinerary builder.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Samiland ©
Samiland

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