11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Newark

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation maker app .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to 1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are 15°F, while nighttime lows are -1°F. On the 8th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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