15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Salla
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Forestry Museum of Lapland and Christmas House Santa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Marttiini Store Old Factory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Pentik Hill (in Posio), Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) (in Kemi). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ottawa in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Pentik Hill, Museum - Gallery Alariesto, Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery)
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Samiland and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Church of Sodankyla, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Samiland ©
Samiland
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Tuula's Reindeer. Get a sense of the local culture at Gold Prospector Museum and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos). There's lots more to do: get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling, stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Saariselka online visit planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Joutsijarven Bunkkerit and then ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salla online road trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

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