9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Moscow

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 30th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Luosto trip planner.

Moscow, Russia to Luosto is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moscow in December, things will get slightly colder in Luosto: highs are around -8°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inari tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planning website .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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