10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Barcelona

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Luosto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Barcelona, Spain to Luosto is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Luosto. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Luosto reach -13°C and lows reach -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Luosto
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Luosto ©
Luosto
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center about 1 hour away. There's more to do: get your game on at Saariselka Bowling.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online tour planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kittila trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kittila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Parks Trails

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kittila in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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