16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

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 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luosto tour planner .

London, UK to Luosto is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get slightly colder in Luosto: highs are around 12°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Lake Inari, Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, & more).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saariselka vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Saariselka sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kongas, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): get outside with Seven Fells Up.

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Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi day trip planning website .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Kemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in May, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
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: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Lordi's Square, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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