15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Explore Luosto's surroundings by going to Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. It doesn't end there: go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Luosto travel tool.

Washington DC, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Luosto. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Luosto to be colder, temps between 19°F and 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Inari day trip app.

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

Start your trip to Levi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 8°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, visit Sampo Icebreaker, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Levi to Kemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Levi in December since evenings lows in Kemi dip to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, see Santa Claus Office, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online route planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.