8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 3 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 a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 28th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and have fun at Kids' Land.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online journey planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Levi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Levi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zurich in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Levi, with highs around -6°C, while nights are colder with lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 31st (Thu), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

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.