7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 22nd (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online road trip planner .

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Saariselka are slightly colder (-7°C), and nights are colder (-17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 23rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Snow Village, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kittila vacation builder .

You can drive from Saariselka to Kittila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Kittila sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Trails Adventure Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning app .

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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