8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Nice
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Nice

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning tool .

Nice, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nice to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Nice in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka route planning site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in February since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
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.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. On the 6th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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