8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luosto trip itinerary planning app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Luosto is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Luosto. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Luosto at -8°C and lows at -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 29th (Sun), get your bearings at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka tour itinerary maker site .

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

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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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, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planning site .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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