12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Church. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday app .

In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Sarestoniemi Museum, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Levi road trip planning app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Sarestoniemi Museum
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Safaris
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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night
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls and then get outside with Kukkolankoski.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kilpisjarvi online tour planner .

Getting from Levi to Kilpisjarvi by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Levi in March since evenings lows in Kilpisjarvi dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors Parks Nature
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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Gold Prospector Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner .

You can drive from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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Rovaniemi

On the 6th (Wed), get in on the family fun at 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. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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