12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Salla
— 1 night
3
Tankavaara
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 4 nights

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see the top attractions with Feelapland, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online tour itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 25th (Tue), hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are 20°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tankavaara.

Things to do in Salla

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

2
nights
Tankavaara

Tankavaara ©
On the 26th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tankavaara vacation planner.

You can drive from Salla to Tankavaara in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
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 28th (Fri): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Inari trip simple and quick.

Getting from Tankavaara to Inari by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Change things up with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Kids' Land and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 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 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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