10 days in Kuusamo & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Kuusamo & Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Kuusamo & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Madrid

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Syote National Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo holiday planning site .

Madrid, Spain to Kuusamo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Kuusamo. Traveling from Madrid in December, things will get much colder in Kuusamo: highs are around -5°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Syote National Park, Hossa National Park
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Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Hossa National Park ©
Hossa National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Levi itinerary planning site .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): have fun at Action Park, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online travel route builder .

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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