12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  20 h 15 min
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  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 ©
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 22nd (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Luosto is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Luosto is 10 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Luosto hover around 19°F and lows are around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to 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 ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Escape the urban bustle at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. There's more to do: go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Do some cultural sightseeing at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Samiland. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Levi tour builder.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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