13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Kemi
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: London

1
day
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 22nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Kemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kemi is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get much colder in Kemi: highs are around -3°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Snow Village about 46 minutes away. On the 23rd (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Levi when traveling from Kemi in December, with lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 27th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Luosto, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

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

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like SantaPark and Santa Claus Village will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip site .

Drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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