9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo holiday planner.

Vienna, Austria to Akaslompolo is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. In January, Akaslompolo is much colder than Vienna - with highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

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

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Inari, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 11th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Luosto using our trip planner.

Drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Luosto sees daily highs of -13°C and lows of -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Appreciate the collections at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

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.