8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Syracuse
Fly + Drive:  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 ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 14th (Mon), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Syracuse, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Syracuse to Luosto. Expect colder weather when traveling from Syracuse in January: highs in Luosto hover around 12°F, while lows dip to -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
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 15th (Tue): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planning tool.

Drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Inari sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 1°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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nights
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), get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kittila trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Kittila by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 14°F, while at night they dip to -2°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Safaris
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Fri), make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning site.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Kittila in January, with lows around 6°F. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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