15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Salla
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Kansas City

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Safaris will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip tool .

Kansas City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Kansas City in November: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 28°F, while lows dip to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Seven Fells Up, look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°F in Akaslompolo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and finally take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Siida & Lake Inari).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saariselka day trip site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 27°F in November, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto route maker app .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in November, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 18th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salla visit planning site .

You can drive from Luosto to Salla in 2 hours. In November in Salla, expect temperatures between 29°F during the day and 20°F at night. You will leave for home on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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