16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Doha

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salla trip maker site .

Doha, Qatar to Salla is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Salla, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in December; daily highs in Salla reach -7°C and lows reach -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Gold Prospector Museum and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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 in touch with nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kid's Land and Yllas Ski Resort. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. On the 25th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder app .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Safaris and Santa Claus Village make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi to see Pyha-Luosto National Park about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route planning website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris

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