9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
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Salla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi driving holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Levi is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Levi is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get much colder in Levi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails
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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salla trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Levi to Salla in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°F in December, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Christmas House Santa. Next up on the itinerary: see the top attractions with Feelapland, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Salla to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · 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.