8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
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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 museums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planning website.

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in February, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · 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.
On the 15th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, expect slightly colder with lows of -15°C in Saariselka. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Lapland Safaris Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi route planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

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.