9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Houston

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip tool.

Houston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Houston to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in September, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 53°F and 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
On the 29th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi online trip maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
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Inari

— 2 nights
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 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: tour along fresh powder with Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inari trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Inari takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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 2nd (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi road trip tool.

Drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Trails · Winter Sports · Parks
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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.