8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 20th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lapland Safaris Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Levi driving holiday planning site.

Detroit, USA to Levi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Levi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in April, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around 38°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:

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 23rd (Fri): hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online journey planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route website.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 26°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:

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.