11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 26th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi tour planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Levi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Levi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Brussels in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Saariselka

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

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.