15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 day
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to Rochester

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Luosto

— 1 day
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 18th (Tue): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luosto trip planner.

Rochester, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rochester in January: high temperatures in Luosto hover around 12°F and lows are around -2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Saariselka.
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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 (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities and fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

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Levi

— 5 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: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 23rd (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to -1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of 6°F. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.