15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Enontekio
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Zurich in November: highs in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C, while lows dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida).

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Saariselka sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Change things up with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, have fun at Kid's Land, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Levi visit planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Levi Huskypark, Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Enontekiö is a municipality in the Finnish part of Lapland with approx. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): 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 Halti.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Enontekio tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Levi to Enontekio by bus takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Akaslompolo.

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Escape the urban bustle at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Akaslompolo side-trips: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Muonion Kotiseutumuseo).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

You can take a bus from Enontekio to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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