12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel route planner

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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, get interesting insight from Tours, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planner.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Levi. In December, Levi is colder than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.
Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari--about 58 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka route builder tool.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

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 5th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Luosto and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto journey planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -13°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luosto in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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.