11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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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.
Bring the kids along to Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Change things up with a short trip to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi online journey planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Levi is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Levi. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Levi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planning tool.

You can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Office. Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:

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.