20 days in Lapland Itinerary

20 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Levi
— 5 nights
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get a sense of the local culture at Samiland and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi) and Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi tour itinerary tool.

Sydney, Australia to Levi is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Levi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Levi reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Muonio, Kongas, Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Jemes Sport
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Saariselka

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Step off the beaten path and head to Gold Prospector Museum and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's more to do: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka driving holiday planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip maker site.

Getting from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Do your shopping at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Marttiini Store Old Factory. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua), Perameren Kansallispuisto (in Kemi) and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction (in Salla). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, see Santa Claus Office, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Perameren Kansallispuisto, Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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