15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Bus
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Enontekio
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

Vienna, Austria to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Rovaniemi. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Vienna in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip builder site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luosto, with lows of -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Change things up with a short trip to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari (about 58 minutes away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling, and stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip builder tool.

Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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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 15th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Enontekio

On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Enontekio trip planner.

Take a bus from Levi to Enontekio in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -13°C, and evening lows to -22°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Enontekio

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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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.