11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 day
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto day trip tool.

Valletta, Malta to Luosto is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Valletta in December, expect Luosto to be cooler, temps between -8°C and -17°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

Drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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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.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have fun at Kids' Land.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Levi trip website.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, visit Sampo Icebreaker, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Kemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kemi when traveling from Levi in December, with lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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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.