11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday builder site.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
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 (Mon): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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Levi

Levi ©
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 (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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