7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Chicago

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 16°F and lows reach 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 5th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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.