12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Salla
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
day
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 23rd (Mon), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

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Toronto, Canada to Salla is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect nights in Salla to be colder, around -16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Change things up with a short trip to Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church in Inari (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka attractions planning app .

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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 Kid's Land and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Step off the beaten path and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort. On the 27th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planner .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Safaris and Santa Claus Village. Visiting Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: see Santa Claus Office, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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