12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get your game on at Kids' Land, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip builder tool.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Levi is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kaunas in December: highs in Levi hover around -6°C, while lows dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka holiday planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see Santa Claus Office, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.