9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
End: London

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi itinerary tool.

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Levi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get much colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari, about 1 hour away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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 5th (Sat): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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