5 days in Lapland & Lappeenranta Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Lappeenranta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Train to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Lappeenranta
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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 14th (Tue): see Santa Claus Office and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Dresden, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dresden to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dresden in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
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Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 15th (Wed), make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kittila online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.
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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 16th (Thu), look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi day trip planning website.

Levi is just a stone's throw from Kittila. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Levi

Shopping · Outdoors
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Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Levi to Lappeenranta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Lappeenranta at -1°C and lows at -6°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Lapland travel guide

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.