8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Prague

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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.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Prague in April: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

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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 17th (Sun): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife · Tours
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 18th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi day trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.