7 days in Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland itinerary planner

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

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip app.

Los Angeles, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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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.
On the 27th (Mon), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Trails · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip builder app.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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.