15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
Bus
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Enontekio
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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.
Family-friendly places like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Village will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Rovaniemi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dublin in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Attractions like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Angry Birds Activity Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Inari Reindeer Farm, &more). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Saariselka is little chillier at night with lows of 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 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.
Attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 8°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

Enontekio

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You can take a bus from Levi to Enontekio in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°F in December, and nighttime lows around 5°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Enontekio

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.