15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Luosto
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Edinburgh

5
nights
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 Safaris and Auttikongas. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi journey tool .

Edinburgh, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in November, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around -7°C, while days are much colder, around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums
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Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Get in touch with nature at Seven Fells Up and Safaris. Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, & more).

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo travel route builder .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, Akaslompolo is slightly colder at night with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Safaris
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip tool .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Levi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Siida & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida

1
night
Luosto

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip builder site .

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Luosto, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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