8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is much colder than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel route website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Saariselka, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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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.