8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Drive to Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, Drive to Bergerac City

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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 27th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning app.

Bergerac City, France to Levi is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bergerac City to Levi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bergerac City in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Inari

— 1 night
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 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planning site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salla trip website.

You can drive from Inari to Salla in 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.