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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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi visit planner.

Newark, USA to Levi is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Levi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around 22°F and lows are around 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

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.