13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 21st (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi online tour planner.

Houston, USA to Levi is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Levi is 8 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in December, with highs in Levi at 22°F and lows at 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

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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 25th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are 21°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip site.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F at night. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.