8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport

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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.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary maker app.

Valparaiso, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Valparaiso in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally get your game on at Kids' Land.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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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.