11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to McCarran International Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at 16°F and lows at 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 4th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Luosto road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Luosto dip to -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife
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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.
On the 5th (Sat), get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to 1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to -1°F. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

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.