15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  18​h
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
5
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
day
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Luosto online trip builder .

Newark, USA to Luosto is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Luosto reach 19°F and lows reach 6°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, & more). On the 30th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida ©
Siida
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see The Sarestoniemi Museum in Kittila, approximately 54 minutes away. On the 2nd (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, gain insight at Kid's Land, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planner .

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 January in Levi, expect temperatures between 15°F during the day and -1°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then make a trip to Snow Village. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 14°F during the day and -2°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

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kemi road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Kemi: highs are around 20°F and lows about 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time 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
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 theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 16°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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