6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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

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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 6th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Ranua Zoo and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Fun & Games

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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 8th (Wed), stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka online travel route planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Saariselka, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Levi

— 2 nights
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 10th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): head outdoors with Safartica Yllas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Levi route builder website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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.