12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning site .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ulaanbaatar in December: highs in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C, while lows dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then have fun at Action Park, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

4
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.
Attractions like Kids' Land and Levi Huskypark make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi vacation maker website .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Huskypark, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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