11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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Rovaniemi

— 3 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 sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Saariselka

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saariselka holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature
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Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 16th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.