9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Fly:  18 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h
End: Denver

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Sun), stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery and then see the top attractions with Feelapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, thenstroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online route maker.

Denver, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in January, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around 6°F, while days are colder, around 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sarestoniemi Museum and Enontekio Church. Escape the urban bustle at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Kids' Land. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Akaslompolo Sportshop in Akaslompolo, approximately Akaslompolo away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi journey maker app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -1°F in Levi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Enontekio Church, Giewont Husky Adventures, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church

1
night
Inari

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 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online visit planner.

Fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Inari sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 1°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 19th (Sat), make a trip to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Salla takes 5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to 2°F. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Salla

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

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