14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Luosto
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

few
hours
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 30th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto road trip website .

San Francisco, USA to Luosto is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Luosto is 10 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get much colder in Luosto: highs are around 19°F and lows about 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 1st (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saariselka day trip planning app .

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida ©
Siida
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). On the 3rd (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between 15°F during the day and -1°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 6th (Sun), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo day trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 14°F, while nighttime lows are -2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kemi itinerary app .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, Kemi is somewhat warmer than Akaslompolo - with highs of 20°F and lows of 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°F in January, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Safaris

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