7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Tampere
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Tampere

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see Santa Claus Office and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planner .

Tampere to Rovaniemi is an approximately 5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Tampere - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, have fun at Action Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Saariselka online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Saariselka is a bit cooler at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kid's Land and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 19th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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