12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Safartica Yllas. Bring the kids along to Icekarting Levi and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi visit planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Levi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Ruijanpolku Trail will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

Plan my Saariselka trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Safaris. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Napapiirin Porofarmi will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, stroll through Arctic Emotions Oy, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.