8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bergerac City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
End: Bergerac City

1
night
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 27th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

Before you visit Levi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Bergerac, France to Levi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bergerac to Levi. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bergerac in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
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 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

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Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip 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
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla holiday planner .

Drive from Inari to Salla in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

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, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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