8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Charleston

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Charleston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Charleston to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charleston in February, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 22°F and 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 26th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and identify plant and animal life at Lapland Safaris Levi.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saariselka holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 9°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 1:

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.