13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Luosto to see Amethyst Mine Lapland about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online holiday maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car 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
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Juutua Nature Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka road trip site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saariselka, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planning website.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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