15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  31​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Enontekio
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Auckland

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Rovaniemi Church and Arktikum. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip site .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 10 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Auckland Central in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, admire the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Luosto tour planning tool .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -17°C in Luosto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip maker app .

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

1
night
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church and then make a trip to Jyppyra lookout. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Jarama WWII Fortification Camp and then make a trip to Pyhakero.

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Traveling by combination of bus and car from Inari to Enontekio takes 6 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Enontekio can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout
Pyhakero ©
Pyhakero

2
nights
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), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Levi trip builder tool .

Take a bus from Enontekio to Levi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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