9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, get your game on at Kid's Land, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi tour site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 27th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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