4 days in Lapland Itinerary

4 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): meet the residents at Ranua Zoo and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 23rd (Thu), take a memorable tour with Powerun Adventures, then look for gifts at Jemes Sport, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

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Lapland travel guide

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.