9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  18 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

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Washington DC, USA to Levi is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Levi reach 22°F and lows reach 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 30th (Mon), go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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 31st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salla itinerary planning site.

Drive from Inari to Salla in 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°F, and evening lows to 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get curious at Pilke Science Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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