19 days in Lapland Itinerary

19 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Suomu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Syote
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Durango, Mexico to Akaslompolo is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In December, Akaslompolo is cooler than Durango - with highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

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Pyhatunturi

Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi travel planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Suomu.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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Suomu

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then take in the history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Suomu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Suomu takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Suomu are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Suomu

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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Syote

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then stop by Jalavan Kauppa. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Syote Ski & Nature Resort.

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Traveling by car from Suomu to Syote takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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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.
Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Arctic Circle Mall. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Syote to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

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.