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 George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport

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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 still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Houston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Houston in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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 · Winter Sports · Parks · 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.