7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Lisbon

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Napapiirin Porofarmi and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Christmas House Santa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Tatuka Reindeerfarm in Ylitornio (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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.
Family-friendly places like Levi Huskypark and Giewont Husky Adventures will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and Polar Star Travel. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi) and Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen). There's lots more to do: get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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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.