11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Portsmouth
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Portsmouth

2
days
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 28th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, admire the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto day trip planning tool .

Portsmouth, USA to Luosto is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Portsmouth in December, expect Luosto to be little chillier, temps between 19°F and 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
days
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 31st (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Saariselka day trip website .

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
days
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 2nd (Wed), hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kittila trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kittila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 14°F, while at night they dip to -2°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Adventure

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Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kittila in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village
SantaPark ©
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