12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Rovaniemi
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
End: Rovaniemi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Church. Get in touch with nature at Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Nature
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

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 28th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Adventure Winter Sports

Side Trip

Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Tsahkal Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Levi to Kilpisjarvi. Traveling from Levi in March, Kilpisjarvi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kukkolankoski
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3
nights
Saariselka

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 Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Gold Prospector Museum and Saariselka Bowling. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka holiday planning website.

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka is 1 hour. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in March, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around -1°C and lows about -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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