15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Office. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and get a taste of life in the country at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:

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.
Family-friendly places like Levi Ski Resort and Inghams Mini Husky Experience will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Levi online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

Saariselka

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.