9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rovaniemi Local History Museum and Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner .

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salla sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are 20°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 24th (Tue), get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

You can drive from Salla to Inari in 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Tours
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have fun at Kid's Land. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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