8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Inari
— 1 day
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Athens

1
day
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 30th (Mon): take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inari attractions planner .

Athens, Greece to Inari is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Athens in December: high temperatures in Inari hover around -7°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi sightseeing planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salla online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Levi to Salla in 3.5 hours. January in Salla sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Shop till you drop at LAURI and Arctic Circle Mall. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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