16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday planning tool.

Washington, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Traveling from Washington in February, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be little chillier, around 14°F, while days are cooler, around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:

Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church and then explore the historical opulence of Kemi SnowCastle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni, cast your line with Nordic Safaris, and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kemi trip app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 25°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Levi

— 4 nights
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 these side-trips from Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 12th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, see Off-Road Tours, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi trip planning site.

You can drive from Kemi to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Inari Reindeer Farm). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 19th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, get interesting insight from Arctic Husky Farm, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 12°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

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.