9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Denver
+2
train + foot + Fly:  18​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Salla
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Denver


1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker .

Denver, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in January, plan for colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 16°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 14th (Mon), head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to -2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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 15th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally deepen your understanding at Kid's Land.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi holiday builder app .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are 15°F, while nighttime lows are -1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Siida, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Tours
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then examine the collection at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salla trip planner .

Drive from Inari to Salla in 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 2°F. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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