16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Kemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Snow Village about 46 minutes away. On the 4th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and deepen your understanding at Kid's Land.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planner .

Helsinki to Levi is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online trip maker .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 10th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka itinerary website .

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

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luosto trip planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. 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

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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