12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Bus to Kittilän koulukeskus, Fly to Marseille

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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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and get your game on at Kids' Land.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planning website.

Marseille, France to Levi is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Marseille to Levi is 1 hour. In January, Levi is colder than Marseille - with highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Pyhatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip builder tool.

Drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are -13°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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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.