14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Salla
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salla trip itinerary planning tool.

Denver, USA to Salla is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 9 hours. While traveling from Denver, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Salla, ranging from highs of 15°F to lows of 2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gold Prospector Museum and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip builder app.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of 15°F and lows of 1°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planning site.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Arktikum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation maker site.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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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.