12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Oslo
Fly:  7​h
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Levi
— 4 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Oslo

4
days
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Auttikongas. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark and Pilke Science Centre. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

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Oslo, Norway to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in December: highs in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C, while lows dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Nature
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Safaris
SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

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You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Kemi

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

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You can drive from Kemi to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, things will get a bit cooler in Luosto: highs are around -8°C and lows about -17°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
days
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kid's Land. Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Change things up with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi visit planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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