11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  18​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luosto travel itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Luosto is 8 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in Luosto hover around 19°F and lows are around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Church of Sodankyla
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Visiting Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park will get you outdoors.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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 29th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kittila day trip site .

Traveling by car from Inari to Kittila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Kittila sees daily highs of 23°F and lows of 9°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark ©
SantaPark

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