15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dublin in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, and finally do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luosto online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Luosto dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruijanpolku Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online trip maker.

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 30th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online attractions planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

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.