16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Milan

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Snow Village (in Kittila), Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Milan, Italy to Levi is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Levi due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Jemes Sport
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, & more).

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka tour planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Nature

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

7
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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