8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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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 17th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, admire all the interesting features of Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi online attractions planner.

Chicago, USA to Levi is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Levi is 8 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in February; daily highs in Levi reach 24°F and lows reach 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

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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 19th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip planning website.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, make a trip to Lordi's Square and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

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.