12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Salla
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
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Levi
— 3 nights

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Korundi House of Culture. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, have fun at Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 22°F and 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salla itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°F in December, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka planner.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Saana.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilpisjarvi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Kilpisjarvi in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saariselka in December, things will get a bit warmer in Kilpisjarvi: highs are around 31°F and lows about 20°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Akaslompolo.
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Saana ©
Saana

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Akaslompolo is slightly colder than Kilpisjarvi - with highs of 23°F and lows of 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Giewont Husky Adventures and Samiland. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 29th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, stroll through Kids' Land, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 8°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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