8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Norfolk

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning site.

Norfolk, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Norfolk to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Norfolk in February, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between 22°F and 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). Spend the 8th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and surround yourself with nature on Lapland Safaris Levi.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saariselka route planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:

Lapland travel guide

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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.