13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland attractions planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and see Santa Claus Office.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Rovaniemi is 10 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 27th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
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 1st (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online vacation planner.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

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.