9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 2 nights
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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, then stroll 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 · Winter Sports · Tours · Wildlife
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Levi

— 3 nights
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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

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 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
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:

Salla

— 2 nights
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

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.