11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Lappeenranta
Train + Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
End: Lappeenranta

3
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.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, & more). On the 1st (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip tool .

Lappeenranta to Saariselka is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, Saariselka is a bit cooler than Lappeenranta - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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 Snow Village (in Kittila) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, make a trip to Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Trails

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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