7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning app.

Madrid, Spain to Saariselka is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in December: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -7°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Powerun Adventures (in Kolari). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

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Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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.