15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Bristol

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Feelapland and Pilke Science Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge and Syvasenvaara Fell. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). There's much more to do: get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, look for gifts at LAURI, and admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Bristol, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Kemi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kemi in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Akaslompolo, with lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kid's Land and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Bring the kids along to Safaris and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 31st (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 3rd (Fri), stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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