12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  7 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Oslo, Norway

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Auttikongas and Safaris. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour planner.

Oslo, Norway to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Oslo in December, you will find days in Rovaniemi are colder (-6°C), and nights are slightly colder (-13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the striking features of Kemi Church, then stop by Sampo Icebreaker, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kemi driving holiday planning site.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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.
On the 29th (Sat), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Luosto tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Kemi to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kemi in December, with highs in Luosto at -8°C and lows at -17°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
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. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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Getting from Luosto to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saariselka online vacation builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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