15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Kemi
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by Sampo Icebreaker, admire the striking features of Kemi Church, and then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery). On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi travel itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kemi is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Kemi due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Kemi reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

4
nights
Rovaniemi

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route planning app.

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Luosto dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks Shopping

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 ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip planning tool.

Drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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 Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and have fun at Kids' Land.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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