15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi visit planning tool.

San Diego, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Diego to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, then stop by Icebreaker Sampo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi visit planner.

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

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:

Luosto

— 1 night
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 28th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and 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

Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 1st (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:

Saariselka

— 4 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saariselka itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:

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.