9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 29th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, get your game on at Kids' Land, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Levi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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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 1st (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka online day trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 3 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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.