15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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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.
On the 11th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, then get a dose of the wild on Arctic Husky Farm, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in January; daily highs in Luosto reach 12°F and lows reach -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to 1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 17th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of -1°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to 6°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.