13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tankavaara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Kansas City

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at LAURI and Lordi's Square. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website .

Kansas City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kansas City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kansas City in January, plan for colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 16°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

1
night
Kemi

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

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kemi travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°F, and evening lows to 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then stroll through Konijanka Petting Zoo, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder 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) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Kid's Land. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to The Sarestoniemi Museum in Kittila, about 54 minutes away. On the 15th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Levi trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are 15°F, while nighttime lows are -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 16th (Wed), get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip planning website .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°F in January, and nighttime lows around 1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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night
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tankavaara tour app .

Drive from Inari to Tankavaara in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tankavaara can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 1°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
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 18th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip builder tool .

You can drive from Tankavaara to Luosto in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 12°F, while at night they dip to -2°F. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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