15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
train + bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Luosto
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Ottawa


3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Auttikongas. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder site .

Ottawa, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ottawa in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi trip planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. December in Kemi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 10th (Mon), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

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Drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Akaslompolo, with lows around -15°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

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Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 16th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto vacation builder .

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Luosto sees daily highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C at night. On the 19th (Wed), you're off tohome.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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