13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto (about 1h 35 min away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Juutua Nature Trail, & more).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka visit planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Saariselka, with lows around -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

5
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). And it doesn't end there: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi sightseeing app .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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