16 days in Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi route maker website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Levi is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Levi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inari road trip planning app .

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 25th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Saariselka travel route planning app .

Drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

Plan my trip to Salla with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Salla takes 4 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Poro Farmi. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Lordi's Square, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Fun & Games Theme Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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