15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kittila tour planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Kittila is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Kittila hover around 23°F and lows are around 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): hit the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Muonio online itinerary planner .

Drive from Kittila to Muonio in an hour. December in Muonio sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 8th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, have fun at Action Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka online trip builder .

You can drive from Muonio to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Salla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are 20°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, and finally take in the history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip maker .

Traveling by car from Salla to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 19°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi holiday builder site .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 11°F. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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