13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 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 with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 6th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, and shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka itinerary planning app.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 9°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.