9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Metz
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 30​min
End: Metz

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yllas Ski Resort and Samiland. Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi holiday app .

Metz, France to Levi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Metz to Levi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Metz in December, expect nights in Levi to be cooler, around -15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saariselka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Trails Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 3rd (Thu), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Salla in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Salla are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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