16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel route maker

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Luosto

— 3 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Visiting Pyha-Luosto National Park and Ski Resort Suomutunturi will get you outdoors. Church of Sodankyla and Museum - Gallery Alariesto are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Luosto, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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.
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get some cultural insight at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Samiland. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi attractions planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

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.