15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Amethyst Mine Lapland and Pilke Science Centre. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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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 brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Salla day trip app .

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Saariselka day trip website .

Drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
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.
On the 31st (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 2nd (Wed), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo journey builder .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -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
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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. On the 4th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, 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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in January: high temperatures in Kemi hover around -7°C and lows are around -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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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

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