8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland trip planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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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 9th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi online visit planner.

Chicago, USA to Levi is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Levi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in February, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°F and 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

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 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

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.