9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Tallinn

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tallinn in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Winter Sports
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Powerun Adventures. Step off the beaten path and head to Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and Sarestoniemi Museum. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Jemes Sport in Yllasjarvi, approximately Yllasjarvi away.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi route maker website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 26th (Sun): stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums · Winter Sports · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Luosto are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
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Highlights from your trip

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.