9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Newark

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, 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.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online route planner.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
On the 31st (Fri), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

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 1st (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:
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Inari

— 2 nights
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 - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Lake Inari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Inari using our trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto route builder website.

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. 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

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

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.