14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Malmo
Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
1
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Train:  7 h
End: Malmo

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. When in Luosto, make a side trip to see Church of Sodankyla in Sodankyla, approximately Sodankyla away. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Luosto road trip planning website.

Malmo, Sweden to Luosto is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Malmo to Luosto is 1 hour. In January, Luosto is colder than Malmo - with highs of -13°C and lows of -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Church of Sodankyla
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Saariselka

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 a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get outdoors at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Otsamo Fell in Inari--about 54 minutes away.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saariselka day trip website.

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning site.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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