16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  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
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, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, admire all the interesting features of Orbas Reindeer Farm, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Luosto Adventures and then explore and take pictures 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, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Museum - Gallery Alariesto.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Luosto, with lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough 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 ©
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, & more). On the 11th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). On the 13th (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Icekarting Levi, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get your game on at Kids' Land, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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