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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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Ranua Zoo. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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 23rd (Thu), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saariselka, with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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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.
Family-friendly places like Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

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.