8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

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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.
On the 7th (Tue), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saariselka attractions tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saariselka, with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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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 9th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Levi tour itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

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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.