12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Christmas House Santa. Get in touch with nature at Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip app.

In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

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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.
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, other places to visit, 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: drive; or 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

Trails · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, 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

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Gold Prospector Museum and Saariselka Bowling. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Kilpisjarvi in March, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between -1°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, 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: drive; or 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 · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums
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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.