5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Salla
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Turku to Rovaniemi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Salla

— 1 night
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Salla trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Museums · Historic Sites
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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Salla to Saariselka takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 17th (Mon), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online journey maker.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours
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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.