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
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in February, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:

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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 11th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Levi day trip tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:

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.
On the 14th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saariselka online road trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 14:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kemi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Kemi sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

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.