11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Bus to Kittilän koulukeskus, Fly to Paris

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 20th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker.

Paris, France to Levi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Levi is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

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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 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's more to do: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.