10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Porto

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and get curious at Science Centre Pilke.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey planner.

Porto, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Porto - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Saariselka is little chillier at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

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.