15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Fri), get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi trip planner.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Kemi

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 24th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, then admire the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Traveling by car from Kemi to Luosto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, expect Luosto to be a bit cooler, temps between -8°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 27th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saariselka travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 29th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then don't miss a visit to Pyhakero, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Muonio travel planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Muonio takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Muonio

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Enontekio, Yllas Ski Resort, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Pyhakero ©
Pyhakero

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. On the 31st (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, deepen your understanding at Kid's Land, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Muonio to Levi in an hour. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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