15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Levi
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi trip maker.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): get your bearings 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 reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka online itinerary builder.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit 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.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi trip builder tool.

You can drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. December in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Salla

— 2 nights
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort. On the next day, take in the history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit and then glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salla trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo) and Tornio (Tornio Golf & The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:

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.