11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa's House of Snowmobiles and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Rovaniemi. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Stockholm - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Jemes Sport. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Powerun Adventures and Sarestoniemi Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away).

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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.
Get outdoors at Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus in Inari, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saariselka online trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Luosto

— 1 night
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 2nd (Sun): get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Luosto trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Luosto, expect temperatures between -13°C during the day and -22°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

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.