8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip maker

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
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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. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online visit planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka driving holiday tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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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 these side-trips from Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 28th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Levi route planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

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.