12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip planning website.

Montreal, Canada to Levi is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Levi is 7 hours. Traveling from Montreal in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Saariselka

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip maker.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pello to see Ski Resort Ritavalkea about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 1:

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.