11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Karesuvanto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip tool .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 22°F and 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, then explore the world behind art at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Luosto dip to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inari day trip site .

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are 21°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Karesuvanto.

Things to do in Inari

#Nature, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Karesuvanto

Karesuvanto
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Jarama WWII Fortification Camp.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Karesuvanto trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Karesuvanto takes 4.5 hours. December in Karesuvanto sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Levi.

Things to do in Karesuvanto

#Historic Sites
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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi route planner.

You can drive from Karesuvanto to Levi in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Winter Sports, #Adventure, #Trails

Side Trip

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

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