10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Stockholm in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

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Akaslompolo

On the 10th (Mon), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo travel route planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Levi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church about 1h 10 min away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip maker site.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto journey maker site.

Drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Luosto sees daily highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.