15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church and then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery). Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in Kemi hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games, #Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planning website .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Safaris

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Luosto travel planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Luosto dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

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

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 22nd (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. On the 24th (Mon), 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, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Levi driving holiday website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #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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