8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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.
On the 29th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, admire the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto trip planner .

Marseille, France to Luosto is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marseille to Luosto due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Marseille in December, with highs in Luosto at -8°C and lows at -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature 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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Snow Village, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kittila itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Luosto to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kittila in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. 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 Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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