8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Houston

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

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. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Houston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Houston to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: have fun at Kids' Land, gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

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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.