16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Salla
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Salla
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly

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Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Salla journey maker app.

Doha, Qatar to Salla is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Salla due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in December, things will get colder in Salla: highs are around -7°C and lows about -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Explore hidden gems such as Angry Birds Activity Park and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

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Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 4 hours. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kids' Land and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi journey maker website.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Santa's House of Snowmobiles and German Soldier s Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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.