8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Marseille
Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Marseille

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 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, admire the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luosto trip itinerary builder tool.

Marseille, France to Luosto is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marseille to Luosto due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Marseille in December: high temperatures in Luosto hover around -8°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kittila trip app.

Getting from Luosto to Kittila by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Kittila sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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 (Wed): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kittila in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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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

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