9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 15th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Levi is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Levi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 18th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.