9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

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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 30th (Sun), go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip planner.

Moscow, Russia to Luosto is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Luosto is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moscow in December; daily highs in Luosto reach -8°C and lows reach -17°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inari.
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

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 31st (Mon): 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 find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inari online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Levi online holiday planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Thu), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

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

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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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.