8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
1
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  18 h 45 min
End: Houston

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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 21st (Sat), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Luosto trip itinerary planning tool.

Houston, USA to Luosto is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Houston to Luosto due to the time zone difference. In December, Luosto is much colder than Houston - with highs of 19°F and lows of 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can 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 22nd (Sun): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

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
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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 23rd (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

You can 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 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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