22 days in Lapland Itinerary

22 days in Lapland Itinerary

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22 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Kemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Nairobi

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Snow Village about 46 minutes away. On the 11th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip site .

Nairobi, Kenya to Levi is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Levi is minus 1 hour. In December, Levi is colder than Nairobi - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Levi Huskypark, Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Saana. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Three Nations' Border Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kilpisjarvi road trip planning tool .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Akaslompolo in December; daily highs in Kilpisjarvi reach 0°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.
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Saana ©
Saana

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Step out of Inari with an excursion to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort in Saariselka--about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

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Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Inari takes 5.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Inari due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kilpisjarvi in December, with highs in Inari at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lemmenjoki National Park, Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, then view 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 next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Inari to Luosto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Luosto are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks Shopping

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

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: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Lordi's Square, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

5
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda) and Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Kemi Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi visit planning site .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. On the 30th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tornio, Tatuka Palvelut
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Tatuka Palvelut ©
Tatuka Palvelut

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