9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some historical perspective at Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery. Get in touch with nature at Ranua Zoo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 14th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church and then explore the historical opulence of Kemi SnowCastle.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Kemi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Inari

— 1 night
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 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Drive from Kemi to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around -7°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Powerun Adventures (in Kolari) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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.