8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Shuttle to Ljubljana, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Trieste

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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.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip website.

Trieste, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Trieste to Rovaniemi. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Trieste - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 28th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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.