13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Kemi
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Tankavaara
— 1 night
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Luosto
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Local History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online holiday planner.

Kansas City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. When traveling from Kansas City in January, plan for much colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 16°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Must see
Safaris
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Specialty Museum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
4.5

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): visit Sampo Icebreaker, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Kemi online itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°F in January, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Architectural Building
Kemi Church
3.9

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, look for all kinds of wild species at Konijanka Petting Zoo, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip app.

You can drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kemi in January; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach 14°F and lows reach -2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
4.1
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Akaslompolo Sportshop
4.1

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sarestoniemi Museum and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Do your shopping at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Spend the 15th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder tool.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between 15°F during the day and -1°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
5.0

1
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Inari planner.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tankavaara road trip website.

Traveling by car from Inari to Tankavaara takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to 1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
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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 18th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto route maker.

Traveling by car from Tankavaara to Luosto takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°F in January, and nighttime lows around -2°F. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Wildlife Area
Kopara Reindeer Park
4.3

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