12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, and have some family-friendly fun at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

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: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 27th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

Planning Levi trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. It doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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.