9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Inari
— 1 night
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. On the 22nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planner .

Paphos, Cyprus to Inari is an approximately 16-hour flight. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Levi road trip tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Adventure Parks
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Auttikongas. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Arena, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and head outdoors with Arctic Lifestyle.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary site .

You can take a bus from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for 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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