9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour itinerary maker

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

Make your Saariselka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Saariselka, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Winter Sports

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.
On the 16th (Thu), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.