13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Durham
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  21​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Inari
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Durham

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge and Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planner .

Durham, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Rovaniemi is much colder than Durham - with highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 11th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Safaris
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
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2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 12th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then head outdoors with Lake Inari.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inari trip app .

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi online route planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in May, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
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Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in May, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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