8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland visit planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
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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 sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi visit site.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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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.
On the 4th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · 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 with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Lapland Safaris Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 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 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · 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.