11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Samiland and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Levi trip app.

Tampa, USA to Levi is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tampa to Levi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tampa in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around 15°F and lows are around -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum. On the next day, get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°F in January, and nighttime lows around 1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 7th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Salla online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. January in Salla sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 2°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Arktikum and Christmas House Santa. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°F in January, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
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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.