8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip itinerary planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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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. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 14th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.