7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Sun), see Santa Claus Office, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then shop like a local with Marttiini Store Old Factory, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 29th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, have fun at Kids' Land, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi vacation planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 1st (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Lapland travel guide

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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.