14 days in Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Berlin-Tegel Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Napapiirin Porofarmi and German Soldier s Cemetery. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning site.

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Berlin to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

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Posio

Posio is a municipality of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Korouoma Canyon and Pentik Hill. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on Kota-Husky.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Posio trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Posio by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Posio are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

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Pyhatunturi

On the 26th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: trot along with Lucky Ranch, hit the slopes at Pyhatunturi, then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Getting from Posio to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Angry Birds Activity Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Inari Reindeer Farm, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Giewont Husky Adventures. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 31st (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

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.