15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 5th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Levi driving holiday tool.

Valletta, Malta to Levi is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Valletta to Levi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Levi is cooler than Valletta - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Ranua Zoo (in Ranua), Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.