6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Tokyo



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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.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Tokyo to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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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), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then stroll through Kids' Land.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Levi road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

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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.