16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
4
Levi
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: Dubai

5
nights
Rovaniemi

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: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. In January, Rovaniemi is much colder than Dubai - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 8th (Wed), do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Luosto tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Luosto is slightly colder at night with lows of -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trip

Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 13th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Levi vacation builder app.

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. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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