9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 28th (Sat), take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saariselka sightseeing planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip site .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 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. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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