12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Pune Airport

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder.

Pune, India to Levi is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo online journey builder.

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trip

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then stop by Sampo Icebreaker, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kemi day trip app.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Kemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Kemi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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 25th (Tue): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Tours
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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 27th (Thu), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

Plan my day in Luosto using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Luosto dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride 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.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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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.