12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  25​h
1
Kemi
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Taipei

1
day
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 9th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kemi trip app .

Taipei, Taiwan to Kemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Taipei to Kemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Taipei in January, with highs in Kemi at -7°C and lows at -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey app .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 12th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Luosto tour planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Luosto is slightly colder at night with lows of -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Otsamo Fell, & more). On the 13th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida ©
Siida

3
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.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. On the 16th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, have fun at Kid's Land, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

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