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 Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 16th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Levi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

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

Winter Sports · Outdoors · 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 · Shopping · Museums

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: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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.