12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey planner

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

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Bologna, Italy to Luosto is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Bologna in November, expect Luosto to be much colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka journey planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Saariselka sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Levi

— 2 nights
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 9th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Levi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure
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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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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.