8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Frankfurt

1
night
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 (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planning tool .

Frankfurt, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark ©
SantaPark

3
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luosto: Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto).

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Luosto, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Nature, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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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
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, make a trip to Snow Village and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

#Adventure, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Levi, Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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