16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder website.

Helsinki to Levi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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Akaslompolo

On the 7th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the next day, look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

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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 (Wed): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto online travel route planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Luosto sees daily highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.
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Highlights from your trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

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Drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the striking features of Kemi Church, then stop by Sampo Icebreaker, then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kemi holiday maker site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Kemi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.