9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luosto road trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Luosto are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
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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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Lake Inari, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Inari online road trip planner.

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi attractions planner.

Drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

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.