9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Valencia Airport

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Rovaniemi

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 (Wed), browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an exotic tour of Feelapland.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

Valencia, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Valencia to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Valencia in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
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Inari

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 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Inari, with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Levi

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 (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi road trip planning website.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.