8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Barcelona

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Rovaniemi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Museums
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kittila tour site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Kittila, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kittila to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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