11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Sodankyla Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 5th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip app.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Levi is an approximately 40-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Levi, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, things will get much colder in Levi: highs are around -11°C and lows about -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

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 7th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, see Santa Claus Office, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

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.