10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam


1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planning website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Levi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Get outdoors at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Go for a jaunt from Pyhatunturi to Sodankyla to see Church of Sodankyla about 1 hour away.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In January in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between -13°C during the day and -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Luosto, Church of Sodankyla, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 5th (Sat), make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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