15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Luosto
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Enontekio
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Must see
Safaris
4.4
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Arktikum
4.1

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto online trip builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Luosto, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip website.

Getting from Luosto to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church and then don't miss a visit to Jyppyra lookout. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Jarama WWII Fortification Camp and then don't miss a visit to Pyhakero.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Enontekio planner.

You can take a bus from Inari to Enontekio in 11.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Landmark
Jyppyra lookout
4.3
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Landmark
Pyhakero
4.5

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 30th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally stroll through Kids' Land.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi driving holiday planner.

Take a bus from Enontekio to Levi in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Must see
Levi Ski Resort
4.4

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 1st (Tue), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo vacation maker.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Outdoor Activity
Seven Fells Up
5.0
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Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
4.1
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Akaslompolo Sportshop
4.1

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