14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Bus:  4 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's much more to do: see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kids' Land and Inghams Mini Husky Experience. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
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