8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Istanbul

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, then take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Luosto trip itinerary planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Luosto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Luosto due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in December; daily highs in Luosto reach -8°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks, #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

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. On the 24th (Mon), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kittila visit planning website .

You can drive from Luosto to Kittila in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning site .

Getting from Kittila to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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