9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Brussels 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.
Get some historical perspective at Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery. Get in touch with nature at Ranua Zoo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 14th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church and then explore the historical opulence of SnowCastle of Kemi.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Kemi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

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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 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Drive from Kemi to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around -7°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Powerun Adventures (in Kolari). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

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.