7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday maker

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Fly to Rovaniemi Airport, Drive to Luosto
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Luosto
— 1 day
Drive
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Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Luosto

— 1 day
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip itinerary maker site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Luosto is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Luosto at -8°C and lows at -17°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kittila.
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Kittila

— 2 nights
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 14th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kids' Land.

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Traveling by car from Luosto to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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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.