17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kemi online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Kemi are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner .

You can drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kemi in January; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach -11°C and lows reach -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see The Sarestoniemi Museum, which is approximately 54 minutes away. On the 31st (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi tour website .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 4th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

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 ©

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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 6th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luosto online vacation builder .

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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