12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport

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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.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Syvasenvaara Fell will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Snowman World Igloo Hotel and Angry Birds Park. And it doesn't end there: catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tallinn in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo road trip planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at G2 ICEKARTING and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Levi using our trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salla online route planner.

Getting from Levi to Salla by car takes about 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Saariselka sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

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.