10 days in Kuusamo & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Kuusamo & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Syote National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

Madrid, Spain to Kuusamo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December, Kuusamo is much colder than Madrid - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hossa National Park, Syote 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then see Santa Claus Office.

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Drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 4th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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