10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

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Make it your trip
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 2nd (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi travel route site.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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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.