9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Copenhagen

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Angry Birds Park and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get in touch with nature at Napapiirin Porofarmi and Tatuka Reindeerfarm. There's much more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, and get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi driving holiday planning site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Tuula's Reindeer. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Angry Birds Activity Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more), Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Guesthouse Husky - Day Tours (in Ivalo). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm and pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Inari holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Inari dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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.
Get outdoors at Powerun Adventures and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Explore hidden gems such as Wingrens Dogsafaris and Sarestoniemi Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Jemes Sport in Yllasjarvi (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi online trip maker.

You can drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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.