8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Chicago

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Sun), make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary planner .

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in November, plan for colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 28°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Luosto travel planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Luosto, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inari attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Inari sees daily highs of 27°F and lows of 16°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On the next day, glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip tool .

Traveling by car from Inari to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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