8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip site.

Miami, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Miami to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 13th (Sun): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka itinerary planning website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in February since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 13°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

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.