8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Luosto trip maker site .

Houston, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Houston in December, with highs in Luosto at 19°F and lows at 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 ©
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inari road trip tool .

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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Levi

Levi ©
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 23rd (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, and finally take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi planning app .

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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