12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly + Drive:  32 h
1
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  34 h
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Visiting Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Elan Ski Shop & Rental will get you outdoors. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Akaslompolo (Safaris & Seven Fells Up). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi day trip app.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Levi is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Santo Domingo to Levi due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Arctic Lifestyle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary maker.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka route builder tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On your second day here, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then get outside with Lake Inari.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip planning site.

Drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Inari sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Historic Sites
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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