9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Levi
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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 24th (Tue): see Santa Claus Office and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, experience rural life at Poro Farmi, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salla trip builder website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are 20°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

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You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Yllas Ski Resort. Get some cultural insight at Ounasjoki - River for activities and Samiland. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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