17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly

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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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 16th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Edinburgh, UK to Levi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Levi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

Saariselka

— 4 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.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Inari Reindeer Farm, &more). And it doesn't end there: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Saariselka online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): shop like a local with Museum - Gallery Alariesto and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla. On your second day here, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto travel route planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Luosto, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation builder website.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.