19 days in Lapland Itinerary

19 days in Lapland Itinerary

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19 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Kemi
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Paris

1
night
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 18th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, admire the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Luosto trip itinerary app .

Paris, France to Luosto is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get cooler in Luosto: highs are around -8°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salla day trip planning tool .

Getting from Luosto to Salla by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 23rd (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka vacation builder website .

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. On the 25th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akaslompolo: Muonio (Muonion Kotiseutumuseo & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins).

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you're off toKemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the 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, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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