9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland planner

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, admire the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto online trip maker.

Cape Town, South Africa to Luosto is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: high temperatures in Luosto hover around -8°C and lows are around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

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 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Inari travel route planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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.