9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

Plan my day in Saariselka using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Levi planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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