15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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 12th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Luosto trip builder site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Luosto is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Luosto reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visit Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Urho Kekkonen National Park and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Step out of Inari to go to Ivalo and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inari trip planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Inari in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and then find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi journey planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas
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Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Akaslompolo

On the 19th (Sun), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pakasaivo.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip builder website .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Safaris
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kemi trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Kemi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Kemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Auttikongas and Eeron Polku Trail. Visit Rovaniemi Church and Maupertuis Memorial for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route planner.

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Pello
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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