15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Luosto
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Kansas City

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rovaniemi Church and Arktikum. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip site .

Kansas City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kansas City to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kansas City in December, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 22°F by day to 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
nights
Kittila

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. On the 3rd (Thu), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Snow Village, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kittila day trip planning app .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Kittila dip to -2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Safaris
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get outdoors at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner .

You can drive from Kittila to Saariselka in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 1°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

4
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Visiting Pyha-Luosto National Park and Salla Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Explore Luosto's surroundings by going to Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction (in Salla).

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Luosto vacation website .

Drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°F in January, and nighttime lows around -2°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salla, Church of Sodankyla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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