13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kemi
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luosto: Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip app .

London, UK to Luosto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Luosto due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Luosto at -8°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Samiland, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online travel route planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) and then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kemi trip app .

You can drive from Levi to Kemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Levi in December, Kemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio
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The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Safaris
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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