17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Bus
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Enontekio
— 1 night
Bus
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yllasjarvi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Orlando International Airport

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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.
Attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip site.

Orlando, USA to Levi is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Orlando to Levi. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get colder in Levi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

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Enontekio

On the 25th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church and then don't miss a visit to Jyppyra lookout.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Enontekio day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Enontekio takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°F in December, and nighttime lows around 5°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites
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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.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus will thrill your kids. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Office, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

You can take a bus from Enontekio to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Traveling from Enontekio in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°F in Rovaniemi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Reindeer Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Saariselka, with lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

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Yllasjarvi

Family-friendly places like Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and Yllas Ski Resort will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yllasjarvi: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pakasaivo).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yllasjarvi trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Yllasjarvi in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Yllasjarvi are 14°F, while nighttime lows are -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.