14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luosto trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Luosto is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Luosto due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Luosto reach 19°F and lows reach 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.
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Highlights from your trip

Saariselka

— 3 nights
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 find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's more to do: stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka online travel route planner.

Drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°F in January, and nighttime lows around -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 14°F during the day and -2°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 8th (Tue), stop by Icebreaker Sampo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in January: high temperatures in Kemi hover around 20°F and lows are around 7°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 16°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · 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.