14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 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. Appreciate the collections at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Samiland. Kids will enjoy Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Step out of Kittila with an excursion to Levi Huskypark in Kongas--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kittila day trip planning website.

Lagos, Nigeria to Kittila is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lagos in December, things will get colder in Kittila: highs are around -5°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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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 Bowling and Angry Birds Activity Park. Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, which is approximately 58 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. It doesn't end there: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saariselka itinerary site.

Getting from Kittila to Saariselka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Explore Luosto's surroundings by going to Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto) and Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. There's more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Arktikum and Christmas House Santa will appeal to museum buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Office. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary tool.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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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.