14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Hartford

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ranua Zoo and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Tatuka Reindeerfarm in Ylitornio, approximately Ylitornio away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route builder website.

Hartford, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Hartford to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. While traveling from Hartford, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 22°F to lows of 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church and then step into the grandiose world of SnowCastle of Kemi. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris, then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip tool.

You can drive from Kemi to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Saariselka is slightly colder than Kemi - with highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Powerun Adventures (in Kolari) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Levi journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

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.