11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

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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 (Sat): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip itinerary maker .

Valletta, Malta to Luosto is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Valletta in December; daily highs in Luosto reach -8°C and lows reach -17°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 10th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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 the 12th (Wed), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 14th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kemi trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Levi to Kemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in December since evenings lows in Kemi dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online journey maker .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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