12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Salla
— 1 night
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi

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 SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Snowman World Igloo Hotel and Feelapland. The adventure continues: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Tallinn, Estonia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Tallinn - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

2
nights
Akaslompolo

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 · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at G2 ICEKARTING and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, 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 · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

1
night
Salla

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

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

2
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.
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

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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