13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
4
Luosto
— 2 nights

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ski Resort Ritavalkea, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
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Levi

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). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Levi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
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Saariselka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

2
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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 27th (Sun), go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luosto online road trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Luosto sees daily highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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