16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Dhaka City

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Rovaniemi

— 7 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Dhaka City to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saariselka, with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 23rd (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

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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.