13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Luosto
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rovaniemi Church and Pilke Science Centre. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 51°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 17th (Fri), ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Keimiotunturi Fell ©
Keimiotunturi Fell
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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.
On the 19th (Sun), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Juutua Nature Trail, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. On the 23rd (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Saariselka sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida ©
Siida
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 34°F. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sat).

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

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