11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Miami International Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Mon), see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. On the next day, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Miami, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Luosto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luosto, with lows of 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Kids' Land and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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.