39 days in Lapland Itinerary

39 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Luosto
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Saariselka
— 9 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
4
Levi
— 11 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Dubai

8
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Kemi to see Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery)
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

9
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luosto: Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla, Museum - Gallery Alariesto, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Luosto is a bit cooler at night with lows of -22°C. You will leave for Saariselka on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

9
nights
Saariselka

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 out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Inari Reindeer Farm, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more) and Pyha-Nattanen Fell (in Sodankyla). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. Next up on the itinerary: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

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Getting from Luosto to Saariselka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum, Pyha-Nattanen Fell
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

11
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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Keimiotunturi Fell, &more), Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen) and Kittila (Lapland Hotels SnowVillage & Taatsin seita). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi journey website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Enontekio, Kongas, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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