13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Fly to Berlin Tegel, Train to Leipzig

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Levi

— 3 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 Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 21st (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi day trip website.

Leipzig, Germany to Levi is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Leipzig to Levi is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Leipzig in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Saariselka

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saariselka day trip website.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Rovaniemi

— 7 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 1:

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.