17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

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Rovaniemi

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 Rovaniemi with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi visit planner.

Agadir, Morocco to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Agadir to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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4
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip website.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:

2
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Luosto

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 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, stroll through Luosto Adventures, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and finally view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Luosto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Luosto sees daily highs of -13°C and lows of -22°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

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.