14 days in Rovaniemi & Luosto Itinerary

14 days in Rovaniemi & Luosto Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 4 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Zurich

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Rovaniemi

— 9 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Kemi SnowCastle (in Kemi) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online travel route planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Zurich in February, you will find days in Rovaniemi are much colder (-6°C), and nights are slightly colder (-11°C). You will leave for Luosto on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Luosto

— 4 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luosto: Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). Next up on the itinerary: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, stroll through Kopara Reindeer Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, and take in the dramatic natural features at Isokuru.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Luosto, with lows around -13°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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