15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luosto: Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Luosto trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Luosto, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Luosto at 19°F and lows at 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Inari.

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
Inari

Inari ©
When in Inari, make a side trip to see Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort in Saariselka, approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

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You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki 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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Snow Village about 46 minutes away. On the 27th (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kemi day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Levi to Kemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kemi when traveling from Levi in December, with lows around 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

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: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. 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 enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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