15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: San Diego

3
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, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route builder site .

San Diego, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 10 hours. Traveling from San Diego in February, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 22°F and 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 27th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kemi trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 25°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kemi to Luosto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 12°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyhatunturi
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). On the 1st (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and deepen your understanding at Kid's Land.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Safaris
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Siida & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). On the 5th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip planning site .

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida

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