9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Sodankyla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Siida are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Taatsin seita in Kittila, about 1h 25 min away. On the 15th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka online route planner .

London, UK to Saariselka is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Saariselka due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -7°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Taatsin seita, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Sodankyla

Sodankyla ©
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. On the 17th (Tue), shop like a local with Museum - Gallery Alariesto and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Sodankyla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Sodankyla takes 1.5 hours. December in Sodankyla sees daily highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Sodankyla to Levi in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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 20th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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