15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel route planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, shop like a local with Marttiini Store Old Factory, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey website.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Luosto, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 28th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Inari vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 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.
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Samiland will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Wed), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then visit Icebreaker Sampo, then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kemi trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, expect Kemi to be somewhat warmer, temps between -7°C and -16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

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.