8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland vacation maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

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 29th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To plan Levi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.