8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Levi
— 3 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online vacation maker.

Lyon, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Lyon in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum
4.1

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Saariselka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Saariselka, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Shopping
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Levi

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 25th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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Levi Ski Resort
4.4
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Icekarting Levi
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