12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: London

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, & more).

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Saariselka online trip maker .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saariselka, with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Snow Village about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort, stroll through Kids' Land, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi day trip app .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, 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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