14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Village. Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Rovaniemi is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

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.
Bring the kids along to Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

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.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari--about 58 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary site.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto day trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Luosto sees daily highs of -13°C and lows of -22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.