12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip itinerary maker site .

Los Angeles, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Luosto. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Luosto to be much colder, temps between 19°F and 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Inari holiday builder website .

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Trails

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

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 the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Change things up with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, have fun at Kid's Land, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi travel planner .

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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