5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Turku
Fly:  5​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Turku

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planning tool .

Turku to Rovaniemi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Salla

Salla
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 15th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salla day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. December in Salla sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip website .

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Adventure Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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