15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

4
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner .

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Action Park and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 29th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, brush up on your military savvy at 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 see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Salla road trip app .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Poro Farmi. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Tornio (Tornio Golf & The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley) and Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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