9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Denver
+2
train + foot + Fly:  18​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery and then catch some excitement at Feelapland. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi sightseeing site .

Denver, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in January, you will find days in Rovaniemi are cooler (16°F), and nights are slightly colder (6°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kid's Land and The Sarestoniemi Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Akaslompolo Sportshop (in Akaslompolo) and Enontekio Church (in Enontekio). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Levi trip app .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Enontekio Church, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
G2 Ice Karting Levi ©
G2 Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inari trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 1°F. 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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salla attractions planner.

You can drive from Inari to Salla in 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to 2°F. On the 20th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Salla

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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