18 days in Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Norman Manley International Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Auttikongas. Museum-lovers will get to explore Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, see Santa Claus Office, and shop like a local with Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online travel planner.

Kingston, Jamaica to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Kingston in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

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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 25th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, then shop like a local with Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luosto trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Luosto when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 27th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salla trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Luosto to Salla by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Gold Prospector Museum and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saariselka day trip app.

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levi itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo attractions planning tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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.