12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 5 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Seattle, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in February, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Lake Inari, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, plan for little chillier nights in Saariselka, with lows around 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 18th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi day trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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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.