12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 18th (Tue): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

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Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

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 21st (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 23rd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Inari attractions tool.

Getting from Levi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Luosto

— 3 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Sodankyla and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. It doesn't end there: go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto holiday planner.

Getting from Inari to Luosto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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.