15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Berlin
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Berlin

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Luosto and see Amethyst Mine Lapland, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, see Santa Claus Office, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salla journey builder website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

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.
On the 28th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip builder site.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then stroll through Kids' Land.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi journey tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Winter Sports Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, then visit Sampo Icebreaker, then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Akaslompolo in January; daily highs in Kemi reach -7°C and lows reach -16°C. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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