8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Kemi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h
End: Boston


1
day
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 10th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kemi online trip maker .

Boston, USA to Kemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boston in December, with highs in Kemi at 26°F and lows at 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): head outdoors with Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kemi in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Akaslompolo, with lows around 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
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 13th (Thu): experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Fun & Games Outdoors Wildlife
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G2 Ice Karting Levi ©
G2 Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are 21°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Feelapland.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

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