11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Tampa

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Yllas Ski Resort. Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi itinerary planner.

Tampa, USA to Levi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tampa to Levi due to the time zone difference. In January, Levi is cooler than Tampa - with highs of 15°F and lows of -1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

Plan trip to Saariselka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are 15°F, while nighttime lows are 1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salla itinerary planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Salla are 15°F, while nighttime lows are 2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Christmas House Santa and Arktikum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, examine the collection at Lapland Forestry Museum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker website .

Drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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