14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 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
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Inari
— 4 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

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Auttikongas and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

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 difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Durham in May: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 51°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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hours
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 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in May, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Juutua Nature Trail and Lake Inari. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Angry Birds Activity Park (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip maker site.

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 your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Angry Birds Activity Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Samiland, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Samiland ©
Samiland

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pakasaivo and Akaslompolo Sportshop. Change things up with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio (about 56 minutes away).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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