9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  24​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Akaslompolo

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo route builder website .

Chicago, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Akaslompolo. While traveling from Chicago, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Akaslompolo, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris

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 22nd (Mon), kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planning app .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Inari sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 22°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salla day trip website .

Drive from Inari to Salla in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in April, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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