14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel planner .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Newark in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 22°F and 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 27th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kemi trip planner .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. On the 28th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, get your game on at Kid's Land, and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi itinerary app .

Getting from Kemi to Levi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kemi in December since evenings lows in Levi dip to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 1st (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Saariselka online trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
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 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Luosto day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Luosto are 12°F, while nighttime lows are -2°F. On the 5th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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