6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Saariselka
— 1 day
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Riga

1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 23rd (Sun), stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip builder app .

Riga, Latvia to Saariselka is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Riga in December: highs in Saariselka hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally gain insight at Kid's Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to 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 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Levi

Nature Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Kemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Levi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kemi, with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, experience the excitement of Feelapland, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker tool .

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games Tours Trails
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Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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