8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Saariselka

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 15th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saariselka, with lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping
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Highlights from your trip

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi route planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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.