15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Kemi
— 1 night
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
6
Luosto
— 2 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Auttikongas. Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, catch a live event at Lappi Areena, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Ottawa, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ottawa in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stop by Sampo Icebreaker, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, and then admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kemi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 10th (Mon), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Akaslompolo. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo ©
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo

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Levi

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 the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Get a sense of the local culture at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Samiland. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Samiland ©
Samiland

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Saariselka

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Luosto

Luosto ©
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 18th (Tue): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip maker website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Luosto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Wed).
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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