10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Valletta

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

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Valletta, Malta to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Valletta in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. Spend the 30th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.