10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: London

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Siida and Gold Prospector Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Lake Inari in Inari, about 1h 05 min away.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Saariselka is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -7°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
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 5th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Levi vacation planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, sightseeing, museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Theme Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle