13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Drive to Kemi
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— Few hours
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, visit Sampo Icebreaker, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kemi holiday site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kemi is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get much colder in Kemi: highs are around -3°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Syvasenvaara Fell and Snowman World Igloo Hotel. There's lots more to do: browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, make a trip to Lordi's Square, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

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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 27th (Thu), go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Luosto online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Luosto dip to -17°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salla.
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 28th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Salla online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saariselka travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then get your game on at Kids' Land.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi road trip planning website.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure
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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.