11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland itinerary planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 24th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder site.

Berlin, Germany to Levi is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Levi is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) 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 23 — 26:

Saariselka

— 3 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 Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Rovaniemi

— 4 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, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

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.