14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Luosto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luosto when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Saariselka.
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, & more).

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi), Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins) and Snow Village (in Kittila). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip app .

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio, Jemes Sport, Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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