12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Levi
— 3 nights
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip website.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Levi is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in July; daily highs in Levi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Saariselka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Isokuru, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In July in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Ranua Zoo and Syvasenvaara Fell. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour app.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Fishing Charters & Tours
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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