8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Saariselka

— 1 day
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 (Fri), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online itinerary maker.

Fresno, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Fresno to Saariselka. In December, Saariselka is colder than Fresno - with highs of 21°F and lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

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 8th (Sat), get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kids' Land. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online trip builder.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Adventure
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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.