13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Durham
Fly + Bus:  21 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h
End: Durham

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to German Soldier s Cemetery and Marttiini Store Old Factory. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday app.

Durham, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Durham in May, with highs in Rovaniemi at 51°F and lows at 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
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 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luosto driving holiday tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): trek along Juutua Nature Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get outside with Lake Inari.

Plan trip to Inari with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Inari sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi route site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 17th (Thu), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Another option is to drive. May in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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