9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paphos
Fly + Drive:  16 h
1
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Paphos

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
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 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inari holiday planner.

Paphos, Cyprus to Inari is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Paphos in December; daily highs in Inari reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

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
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 23rd (Sun), stroll through Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Levi tour itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Adventure Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Christmas House Santa will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Safaris and Ranua Zoo will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto (about 1h 35 min away). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Ranua Zoo
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Safaris
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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