15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland route maker

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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Hamburg

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Rovaniemi

— 7 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Hamburg, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Hamburg to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hamburg in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Saariselka is a bit cooler at night with lows of -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, see Off-Road Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi day trip planning app.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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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.