10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Mon), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then see the top attractions with Feelapland.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Salla trip builder tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

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 5th (Thu), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka route planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land will get you outdoors. Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

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.