19 days in Lapland & Espoo Itinerary

19 days in Lapland & Espoo Itinerary

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19 days in Lapland & Espoo Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  17​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Espoo
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Shanghai

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder tool .

Shanghai, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Shanghai to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Shanghai in November, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Levi

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: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi road trip app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, & more).

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Saariselka sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Espoo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

7
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Explore Espoo's surroundings by going to Raseborg (Raseborg Castle, Fagervik Church, & more), Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria, Hame Castle, & more) and Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) (in Riihimaki). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Railway Museum, admire the striking features of Hvittrask, and make a trip to Hanko Water Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Espoo journey builder app .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Espoo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in December, you will find days in Espoo are somewhat warmer (2°C), and nights are much hotter (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Raseborg, Kirkkonummi, Hyvinkaa, Fiskars Village
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EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Serena Water Park ©
Serena Water Park

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