9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
End: Newark

1
night
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 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, get in on the family fun at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning website .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Newark in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour site .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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.
On the 1st (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Levi trip simple and quick.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Levi, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Lake Inari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari attractions planning website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Trails
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

2
nights
Luosto

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 4th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luosto day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Luosto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Luosto sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 41°F at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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