9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Luosto trip maker tool .

Washington DC, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Luosto. In December, Luosto is colder than Washington DC - with highs of 19°F and lows of 6°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 2nd (Sun), go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Inari vacation tool .

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
On the 4th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally gain insight at Kid's Land.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Adventure

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get in on the family fun at SantaPark, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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