8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Chicago

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Sat), get in on the family fun at SantaPark, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey maker .

Chicago, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Safaris
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. On the 31st (Mon), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kittila tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kittila can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°F, and evening lows to 1°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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