9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Angry Birds Park. Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Madrid, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Madrid to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Madrid in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kids will enjoy Giewont Husky Adventures and Icekarting Levi. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. It doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

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Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 12th (Sun), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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Highlights from your trip

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.