12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Samiland, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi planning app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Levi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Levi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in August, with highs in Levi at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo day trip tool .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

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 ©
Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida). On the 11th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Luosto trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning site .

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 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 Outdoors Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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