7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Levi
— 4 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Ranua Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and stop by Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kids' Land and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Spend the 30th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 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.