12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi and Christmas House Santa. Take a break from the city and head to Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey planning app .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Fun & Games, #Parks, #Museums
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge ©
Lumberjack's Candle Bridge

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 27th (Thu), stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salla route planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between 20°F during the day and 7°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Gold Prospector Museum. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos in Inari--about 1h 05 min away. On the 29th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planner .

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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 Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Ounasjoki - River for activities. Step out of the city life by going to Yllas Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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