22 days in Lapland Itinerary

22 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
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Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 1st (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Levi is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka

— 4 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, then surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures and then take in the awesome beauty at Luosto.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luosto road trip app.

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Rovaniemi

— 9 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pello (Ski Resort Ritavalkea, Eeron Polku Trail, &more), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online journey planner.

Drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.