14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Durham
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Inari
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
Durham

3
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Auttikongas and Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

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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. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Durham in May: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 51°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

few
hours
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 12th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

3
days
Inari

Inari ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Inari and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Ivalo), Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Angry Birds Activity Park (in Saariselka).

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inari road trip planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Theme Parks

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Angry Birds Activity Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Gold Prospector Museum
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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
days
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 16th (Wed): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Samiland and then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

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Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
days
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seven Fells Up and Scandinavian Adventures. Step out of Akaslompolo to go to Muonio and see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away.

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You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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