11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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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

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi online vacation planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Jemes Sport, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
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 25th (Fri): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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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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