9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Head to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Jemes Sportfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi road trip site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Levi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Levi is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Jemes Sport, 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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and then enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saariselka online travel route planner .

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity 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 28th (Sat): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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