12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Kuwait City

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Samiland, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Levi is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuwait City to Levi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Levi is colder than Kuwait City - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Samiland ©
Samiland
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo online tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Lake Inari, Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, &more).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planning site.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Luosto holiday planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip builder.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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