9 days in Rovaniemi, Levi & Inari Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi, Levi & Inari Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and finally stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -1°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

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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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Juutua Nature Trail, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Inari, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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