8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  8 h
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 28th (Sat), go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Luosto day trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Luosto is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get colder in Luosto: highs are around -8°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Saariselka.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planning app.

You can drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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 31st (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Trails

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, thensee Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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