14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Lagos

2
nights
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. When in Kittila, make a side trip to see Levi Huskypark in Kongas, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 23rd (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kittila trip planning tool .

Lagos, Nigeria to Kittila is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time (WAT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Lagos in December: high temperatures in Kittila hover around -5°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Levi, Levi Huskypark, Samiland
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Siida & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). On the 27th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner .

You can drive from Kittila to Saariselka in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Get out of town with these interesting Luosto side-trips: Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto) and Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Nature, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, 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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like SantaPark and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Museum-lovers will appreciate Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see Santa Claus Office, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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