9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 2 nights
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport

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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 12th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Denver, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Rovaniemi. Expect colder weather when traveling from Denver in January: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 16°F, while lows dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo journey planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to -2°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then stroll through Kids' Land.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi day trip planning website.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°F in January, and nighttime lows around -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Inari

— 1 night
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 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

Make your Inari itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°F in January, and nighttime lows around 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

Salla

— 2 nights
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

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

Traveling by car from Inari to Salla takes 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 2°F. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

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.