8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation maker

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): gear up at Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then stop by Jemes Sport, then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Levi vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Levi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Levi. In December, Levi is much colder than Amsterdam - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

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.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Lordi's Square, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.