15 days in Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Levi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 16th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi day trip planner.

Helsinki to Levi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Saariselka

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Inari Reindeer Farm, &more). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Saariselka road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Luosto

— 2 nights
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 24th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luosto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Luosto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
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.