8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Zurich

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Zurich in February, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from -6°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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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 17th (Thu): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, Saariselka is slightly colder at night with lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
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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.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and get outside with Lapland Safaris Levi.

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Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.