12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Salla
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 4 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Syvasenvaara Fell and Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi. And it doesn't end there: catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors
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Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are 20°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gold Prospector Museum and Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka route planner.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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.
Visiting Kids' Land and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Giewont Husky Adventures and Ounasjoki - River for activities. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Kittila--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Huskypark
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Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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