6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Rome

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Rome, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Rovaniemi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Rome in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Levi journey tool.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 8th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip planning app.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

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.