12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Tankavaara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

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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

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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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

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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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
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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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 Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.