9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Safaris and Santa Claus Village. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Dubai - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Safaris
SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally have fun at Action Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip website .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Saariselka is a bit cooler at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi itinerary planning website .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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