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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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 13th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip tool.

Hamburg, Germany to Levi is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hamburg to Levi. Traveling from Hamburg in February, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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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 16th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

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.
On the 18th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then see Santa Claus Office.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
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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.