8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Fresno
Fly:  26 h
1
Saariselka
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Fresno

1
day
Saariselka

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

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online itinerary maker.

Fresno, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 26- hour flight. 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 travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or 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 Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 photos, maps, reviews, 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 Nature Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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