7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Nashville International Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online visit planner.

Nashville, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Rovaniemi is 8 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Nashville in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally have fun at Kids' Land.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi visit website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 25th (Sat), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping
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Highlights from your trip

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.