17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Luosto
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 4 nights
4
Kemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
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 19th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Luosto driving holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Luosto is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Luosto hover around -8°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Saariselka.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida, & more). On the 21st (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Akaslompolo: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Levi (Levi Ski Resort, LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, & more) and Kittila (Snow Village & Giewont Husky Adventures).

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo driving holiday planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the striking features 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. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kemi trip planning app .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Kemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

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Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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