10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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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.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 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 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · 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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. Spend the 30th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, see Off-Road Tours, and gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.