15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and get outside with TravelHouse.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip app.

Kansas City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. When traveling from Kansas City in December, plan for much colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 22°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kittila trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -2°F in Kittila. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of Sodankyla and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Salla Ski Resort. Go for a jaunt from Luosto to Kemijarvi to see Joutsijarven Bunkkerit about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Luosto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Luosto, expect temperatures between 12°F during the day and -2°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.