8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, then identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi online tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Kemi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Tornio Church
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornio Church ©
Tornio 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 13th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Snow Village, make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities, then have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, and finally admire all the interesting features of Icekarting Levi.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Levi journey planning tool .

You can drive from Kemi to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, Levi is little chillier at night with lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
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 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then admire all the interesting features of Angeli Reindeer Farm, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Inari itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm

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