12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  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
Safaris
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
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, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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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, #Winter Sports, #Parks

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 ©
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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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.
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, #Tours, #Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark

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