17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
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Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi holiday maker.

Auckland, New Zealand to Levi is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 10 hours. In December, Levi is cooler than Auckland - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:

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.
Bring the kids along to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Angry Birds Activity Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Rovaniemi

— 7 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Office make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi visit planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 4:

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.