7 days in Lapland & Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Lakeland 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.
On the 10th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is slightly colder at night with lows of -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
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Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Levi to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in January, with highs in Tampere at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks
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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.