13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  21 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Houston

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Syvasenvaara Fell and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

Houston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Houston to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Action Park & Hippupuoti Gift Shop). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Inari online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Inari, with lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Hippupuoti Gift Shop
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Giewont Husky Adventures and Samiland. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla), Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio) and Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi trip builder app .

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kittila, Akaslompolo Sportshop, Church of Sodankyla, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Samiland ©
Samiland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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