15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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1
Luosto
— 1 day
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
5
Kemi
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

1
day
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 29th (Sat): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Luosto day trip app.

Newark, USA to Luosto is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Luosto, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Luosto hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Saariselka.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

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Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Sarestoniemi Museum in Kaukonen, about 52 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, stroll through Kids' Land, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Levi tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 7th (Mon), visit Sampo Icebreaker, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kemi online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with highs in Kemi at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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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: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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