9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  20​h
1
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 27th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luosto tour itinerary planner .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Luosto. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December: high temperatures in Luosto hover around 19°F and lows are around 6°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kittila.
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and then have fun at Action Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kittila trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Saariselka to Kittila by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

#Tours, #Winter Sports, #Trails

Side Trip

Levi
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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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.
On the 1st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary builder site .

Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Safaris

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