10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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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.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey maker tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than Barcelona - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Saariselka is slightly colder at night with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: have fun at Kids' Land, see Off-Road Tours, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online visit planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

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.