12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Luosto
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): find something for the whole family at SantaPark and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 20th (Thu), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo journey website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Levi online trip planner .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

3
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.
Visiting Pyha-Luosto National Park and Ski Resort Suomutunturi will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luosto: Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi).

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner .

Getting from Inari to Luosto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Luosto, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Church of Sodankyla, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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