17 days in Lapland Itinerary

17 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Bus
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Enontekio
— 1 night
Bus
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yllasjarvi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Orlando International Airport

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Levi is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Orlando to Levi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in December, with highs in Levi at 22°F and lows at 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Enontekio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

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Enontekio

On the 25th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church and then don't miss a visit to Jyppyra lookout.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Enontekio day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Enontekio takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°F in December, and nighttime lows around 5°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Enontekio

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office will thrill your kids. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Enontekio to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Enontekio in December, with lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Saariselka, with lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

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Yllasjarvi

Family-friendly places like Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and Giewont Husky Adventures will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yllasjarvi: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pakasaivo).

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yllasjarvi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Yllasjarvi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°F in January, and nighttime lows around -2°F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

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.