14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland, view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto route planning tool .

Washington DC, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Luosto is 7 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Luosto at 19°F and lows at 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla online journey planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between 20°F during the day and 7°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gold Prospector Museum and Angry Birds Activity Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church & Siida). On the 7th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Yllas Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Samiland and Kid's Land. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. On the 9th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Christmas House Santa and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Get in touch with nature at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Safaris. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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