11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi route builder tool.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from London to Levi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get much colder in Levi: highs are around -11°C and lows about -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Saariselka to Inari to see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center about 58 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Luosto route builder.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -13°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Rovaniemi

— 2 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip tool.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Luosto in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

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.