9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Valencia
Fly:  11​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Valencia

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, then stop by LAURI, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey planner .

Valencia, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Valencia to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Valencia in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 14th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Inari trip simple and quick.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Inari when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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 (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, have fun at Kid's Land, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village
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Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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