9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
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Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Rovaniemi

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 11th (Sat): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, around 49°F, while days are colder, around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
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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 14th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Adventure · Outdoors
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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 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Lake Inari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then trek along Juutua Nature Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inari day trip planning tool.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Inari sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails
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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto online vacation planner.

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature

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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.