8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus to Kittilän koulukeskus, Fly to Paris

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 20th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planning app.

Paris, France to Levi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Levi due to the time zone difference. In December, Levi is cooler than Paris - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip planning tool.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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.