15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Juneau International Airport

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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online day trip planner.

Juneau, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 11 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Juneau in December: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 23°F and lows are around 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get some cultural insight at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Samiland. Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: get your game on at Kids' Land, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi day trip site.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get outside with TravelHouse, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 6°F in Rovaniemi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 5th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Luosto day trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luosto, with lows of -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
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. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, which is approximately 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling and stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

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.