11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 4 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Family-friendly places like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Ranua Zoo will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Dayton, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dayton to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Dayton in December: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F, while lows dip to 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Tours · Nature · Trails

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Bring the kids along to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Taatsin seita. Popular historic sites such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Saariselka attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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