14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Kittila
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 21st (Sat), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kittila online attractions planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kittila is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Kittila due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in December, expect Kittila to be cooler, temps between -5°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

3
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saariselka journey maker website.

You can drive from Kittila to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, visit Sampo Icebreaker, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Kemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saariselka in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kemi, with lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Arktikum. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and see Santa Claus Office.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Parks
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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.