12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Syvasenvaara Fell and Your Piece Of Finland. German Soldier s Cemetery and Arktikum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saariselka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 9th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Luosto, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Luosto are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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