21 days in Lapland Itinerary

21 days in Lapland Itinerary

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21 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Kemi
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Get in touch with nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Salla Ski Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luosto: Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi), Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu) and Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction).

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto tour itinerary planning app .

New York City, USA to Luosto is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In December, Luosto is colder than New York City - with highs of 19°F and lows of 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get outdoors at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, gain insight at Kid's Land, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

4
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kemi: Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda) and Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kemi day trip website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Kemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Levi in December since evenings lows in Kemi dip to 14°F. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Kemi

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games, #Museums

Side Trips

Tornio, Tatuka Palvelut
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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