15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Feelapland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Church of Sodankyla in Sodankyla (about 1h 35 min away). There's still lots to do: get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and see where the action happens at Lappi Areena.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Bristol, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bristol to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Church of Sodankyla
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, thenvisit Sampo Icebreaker, thenexplore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kemi trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 29th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo route builder tool.

You can drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Akaslompolo when traveling from Kemi in December, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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.
Family-friendly places like Giewont Husky Adventures and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and G2 ICEKARTING. Spend the 31st (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, thenfly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip app.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors 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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