9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kiev
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h
End: Kiev

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luosto: Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu) and Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. There's more to do: go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Luosto trip itinerary planning app.

Kiev, Ukraine to Luosto is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kiev in December: highs in Luosto hover around -8°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

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
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 1st (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kittila trip maker.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Kittila takes 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 up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Outdoors 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kittila in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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