12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sodankyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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 the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, get your game on at Kid's Land, and take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip builder site .

Los Angeles, USA to Levi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Levi is 10 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Levi at 15°F and lows at -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sodankyla road trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Sodankyla by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Sodankyla are 12°F, while nighttime lows are -2°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Luosto, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
nights
Salla

Salla
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salla trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Sodankyla to Salla takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Salla are 15°F, while nighttime lows are 2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°F in January, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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