8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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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.
Visiting Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Safaris will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at 28°F and lows at 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Levi

— 1 night
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 5th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in November since evenings lows in Levi dip to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 6th (Fri), hike along Juutua Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and finally relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inari travel tool.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 27°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyhatunturi, get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Pyhatunturi in 3.5 hours. In November in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 17°F at night. You will leave for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.