12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 28th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Levi journey tool.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Levi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Levi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Saariselka

— 2 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.
On the 31st (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Rovaniemi

— 6 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 museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.