8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Syracuse

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto tour itinerary builder tool .

Syracuse, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Syracuse in January: highs in Luosto hover around 12°F, while lows dip to -2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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Inari

Inari ©
On the 15th (Tue), get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip website .

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Tours
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Siida ©
Siida
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 16th (Wed), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kittila attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Inari to Kittila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kittila are 14°F, while nighttime lows are -2°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Levi, Safaris
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Safaris

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, get in on the family fun at SantaPark and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kittila in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 6°F in Rovaniemi. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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