17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  29​h
1
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Enontekio
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Santiago

2
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 23rd (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 Ice Karting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi road trip site .

Santiago, Chile to Levi is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Trails

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Enontekio

Enontekio ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church, then don't miss a visit to Jyppyra lookout, and then steep yourself in history at Jarama WWII Fortification Camp. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Pyhakero.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Enontekio day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Levi to Enontekio takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Enontekio are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jarama WWII Fortification Camp
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Pyhakero ©
Pyhakero
Jyppyra lookout ©
Jyppyra lookout

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip builder .

Getting from Enontekio to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Enontekio in December, with lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tatuka Palvelut
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto online trip maker .

You can drive from Kemi to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kemi in January, with highs in Luosto at -13°C and lows at -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Luosto
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Luosto ©
Luosto
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 3rd (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida ©
Siida

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